Monday, October 6, 2008


My sweet niece Chrissy will say "I will" on Saturday to her fiance' Zack. I cannot express to all of you how much my nieces and nephews mean to me. The children the Lord has blessed me with are as close to me having my own children that I will ever get. When I met Jim, Chrissy was 2. How time flys! We leave Wednesday for Kiawah Island, South Carolina for the wedding as Chrissy has always wanted to get married on a beach. Jim and I will be doing the readings. I will read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Jim will read from Matthew.

Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
~ Matthew 19:4-6

I am looking forward to some good family time & some awesome God time!

Chrissy is the youngest of three girls and has a personality that grabs you as soon as you meet her! I have always called her "Tweety" as she loved Tweety Bird as a little girl! She reminded me of Tweety - darling and full of mischief! Her giggle, well when she was a little girl... I laugh hearing it in my mind, it was infectious!

Zack is a delightful young man! I got to know him a little better on our ski trip this past March. He, Jim and myself were the non-stop skiers!

I am sure I will have some lovely photos and stories to tell when I get back! I know God will show me a great time!

My Gracious Heavenly Father, I never could have imagined how blessed I would be by the wonderful children you have placed in my life. Not children of my own body, but the children You desired to be in my life. I thank You for showing me the dreams You had for me are bigger and better than anything I could have dreamed for myself! I thank You, for showing me that You would be glorified more by me not having children. I thank You for healing a broken heart, and that Chrissy was an instrument You used to help heal that broken heart. I thank You for my sweet Chrissy, the gift she has been in my life. I thank You for Zack, and I pray Your blessings over Chrissy and Zack's life together. May they love You, and build their marriage on You. Amen

This song is what came to my mind when I found this picture a few weeks ago I took of Chrissy and her dad many years ago. Enjoy...


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

They are a beautiful couple. You have a beautiful heart. God go with you as you travel to celebrate with Cinderella and her prince.


On Purpose said...

I can't help but read this post today and think of what an AMAZING journey you have been on with your God. For He has caught a lot of tears and restored you. You are one of the most beautiful women I have never had the opportunity to meet...someday...I will. Please know from the depth of my heart today you are an inspiration and a blessing for me to know!

Praying and knowing God will be all over your family during this wonderful celebration!

Christy said...

Even though I don't know you personally, you have made it clear to all of us that follow your blog that you love those around you well.

Have a wonderful time at the wedding and can't wait to see some pictures!

Tracy said...

What a lovely couple and what a precious post! Your love for Chrissy is quite evident. What a special bond God has given you. How awesome you and Jim are a part of their wedding! Looking forward to hearing all about it. Have a wonderful time!


Sharon said...

What a great looking couple. I can tell you love your family very much, they all have a place in your heart. Best wishes to them

Have a Blessed day, Looking forward to visiting your site again.

Amy said...

What a beautiful couple, Kristen!
I looove weddings, and I cannot wait to hear all about this one. Beach weddings are just soooo romantic.


God Bless,

Sarah said...

Have a wonderful time at the wedding--they are a beautiful couple. What a wonderful picture of she and her dad dancing; it's a treasure!

Christy said...

I have something on my blog for you when you get back!

much2ponder said...

Thanks for sharing, you are truly blessed. Praise the Lord!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh Kristen~
What an exciting truly are such a loving person!!!

I'm sure you had an amazing time.