Saturday was a "Family of W's" day. I worked for a week to get ready for a dual engagement lunch for our children and their grandparents. Off to buy a drop cloth and stencil "W" on all four corners. Even though our daughter will change her name, she will still have a last name starting with "W", so "W" will work for our family gatherings forever.
I painted the back of my clear glass, Dollar Store plates with a "W". The couples' pictures were put in frames on the table. My large vase was turned upside down and stuffed with lace, pearls and wedding dress material. They all gathered around the table to tell childhood stories...which always sound much worse than the actual facts.
The engaged couples were surrounded by two marriages that have passed 50 years and one 50+year marriage that lasted until the Lord called my father-in-law home to heaven when he was in his 80's. My mother-in-law is 97!!
Here is the whole "W" clan...well, soon to be "W" clan. Of course, someone always seems to be in too much light...now where is that professional photographer?
Weddings in 2013 - Katie, fiance of son Allen... Nicole, our only girl, and her fiance, Michael. Prayers of blessings were prayed over all of them. Anniversary blessings were given to sister-in-law and brother-in-law with applause for 51 years. We all sang Happy Birthday to my Dad for his 75th Birthday.
Then, the news that brought us all to tears of joy while standing out on the lawn of our house. Our oldest son Kenny and his wife Sarah are starting the process to bring a new Wright into the Wright family through adoption. Of course, all of this means "God" ...we haven't traveled this road before, nor entered "the system". If you think to pray...please lift up these new prospective parents.............we are looking to add another "W" to our growing family.