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Saturday, November 3, 2012

W and W

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.

30 Joining in with more words:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Janette!! That was the FIRST thing that popped into my mind as I read about Precious Joshua!! Praise the Lord!!

What a wonderful family gathering... lots of blessings at that table... LOTS...

You are going to have to make that trip to Tyler. ;) blessings and hugs and shouts of praise! tanna

myletterstoemily said...

this is SO great! such an answer to prayer
for joshua and your son and daughter in law!
we will keep praying for MORE blessings!

Lorraine said...

Most special happenings in your family! The table is beautiful and all of the photos are just lovely. Love and best wishes!

Vee said...

Oh, oh, oh, such a post! Filled to the brim with joy. I loved seeing you with your beautiful family. And how I rejoice to think that God's plan may be to bring Joshua home to your son and his beautiful wife. Praying...oh definitely!

Sonja said...

I'm still smiling! I'm so excited for your son & dil and for ALL of you!! :)

Kathryn Ross said...

A lovely family, Janette, and such exciting news with weddings coming up - and Joshua! How brave your children are to have a heart so big and ready to make this little fellow a home. God must be at the bottom of such love - may you all know His wisdom and peace as you step through the process.
Joy!
Kathy

Debbie said...

Oh Janette such blessings! I am soo happy for you all. The celebration for the engaged couples sounds just perfect, and hearing about the decision over Joshua has me just giddy for you. I will continue to pray about it all. HUGS

Marla and Steve said...

You have a beautiful family.

Farm Girl said...

You are so blessed, What lovely family pictures!!! I will continue to pray and I just love how God keeps expanding your lovely, lovely family.

Sally said...

Your creative gene is impressive. I want to be creative but hesitate in pulling the trigger, uncertain of the result.

I will be praying for all and Joshua. Exciting and scary and hopeful and blessed.

Rebecca said...

Such a wonderful gathering - so many "things" (people) to celebrate. Your incorporation of "W's" made for a really nice theme/decoration, Janette.

Sandy said...

Oh!!! Praise the Lord!! Answered prayers!! This is such wonderful news and I am so happy for all of you.
Blessings~

NanaNor's said...

Dear Janette, What a wonderful family celebration-such a legacy of love! What a wonderful addition Joshua will make-surely an answer to prayer.
Blessings to you today!
Hugs, Noreen

Debbie Petras said...

What a lovely family gathering! And you had ample opportunity to get those creative juices flowing and you succeeded big time friend. What lovely plates you created. Having couples with marriages that last the test of time is a wonderful example.

I love your photos.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

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Sarah (Nikki) said...

what a beautiful W family you got!!! And you bet I'll pray for the new little W to be added to your family.....I think that's so wonderful...as we say in Jewish..matzel tov...a huge congrats!!!!!

Debbie said...

W- stands for WOW!!!

I just have to address the last part first. This is exactly W-hy I love being included as a W-arrior in prayer. I have prayed for them about that new addition to the W clan, and now I get to join in the prayers for this new path to parenthood. (And grandparenthood. Had to include that.)

It all looks just W-onderful, and I mean that so sincerely. I loved the painted plates and want to try that myself.

And Nicole looks so much like her mommy. Blessed girl!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Janette, as I read this post, my smile just kept getting bigger and bigger! What a wonderful "love celebration" day you had with family.

As for the next W... Debbie said it so well already. It's been a blessing to lift this couple in prayer, and now I'll continue to do so as they go through the process of adoption. Can't wait to hear more as things progress! I know it's been a long road for everyone to this point, but I trust God will prove faithful as He always does.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What exciting time at your house! Two precious couples uniting their lives and a precious new life.

Our son and DIL adopted our precious Princess and she has been the greatest blessing in the world. God directed the entire process and it was an unforgettable process. I pray that your son and DIL's will be the same.

Blessings abundant!

Lisa said...

Janette,
You have such a beautiful family and sooooo much to celebrate and be thankful for. The table was so lovely and I know you will lend your awesome creativity to make both weddings gorgeous. Congrats to son and DIL on their adoption plans. How exciting!

Nearly Martha said...

You all look lovely and American (which is a good thing!!)

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

I'm sooo EXCITED for ALL the additions to the "W" family!!!!! Such beautiful people and a perfect party. Your details were lovely. Eager for ongoing updates. Prayers sent to all!
xoxo
Leslie

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A lovely post Janette and thank you for taking us into your dear Family.
2013 will be a wonderful year for you.
Blessings to you all.
Shane ♥

Cascia Talbert said...

Congratulations on the engagements and adoption! Your family is truly blessed.

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Sarah (Nikki) said...

tried to leave a comment on the feeling post.....but nowhere to do that....so here's my comment...when I have that big huge ? walking in the woods...somewhere in nature...listening to His whisper....everything comes clear. Praying for you.....

Crickit said...

What a fun time of so many blessings in your family! I will be praying for your kids that the adoption process would go well!

Blessings!

Sue Anne McKinney said...

LOVED seeing all the kids and celebrating in spirit with you!!! Beautiful!

Jill Jones said...

Everything looked so pretty. I am so excited for you all. What great news about the baby too-I will be praying that God will be blessing their family with a beuatiful bundle of joy in the near future. Love you sweet friend. Praying for you.
Hugs
Jill

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Oh the family memories. Your holidays are sure to be merrier, more memorable. Blessings to your growing family, Janette. You are so blessed to have them close, and still a integral part of your life.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

How BLESSED you and your whole family are!

Maybe that is another thing the "W" stands for "Whole" family. Whole spiritually and and when together enjoying each other.

A wonderful example to the rest of us!

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