Sunday, September 28, 2008

September 27, 2008 - I Do

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

We have heard these verses over and over many times in the past few years. Not until this day did we truely know what it meant. A little over a year and a half ago I wrote on the prayer wall at church something to the effect "Father please show him we need to be married." Now under it reads. "Lord thank you for an answered prayer, I am now Mrs. Wilkinson." I am a strong believer that prayer works, and if you are patient your prayers will be answered. My prayer was answered yesterday, in the prayer room at church. At 11:30 a.m. Kyle and I became husband and wife. In attendance was his mother Cherryl, Kevin our pastor and his wife Tonni. Tonni, Kevin, and Cherryl have been there for us through so much this past year and a half, and we are truely blessed to have them in our lives and to of been able to have them there to rejoice and ignite with emotions on that day. There have been many phone calls and many emails on why other people were not invited, or why we didn't tell anyone. We wanted to be able to share this moment with eachother in the presence of the people we are closest to and God without having all the pressure of dates and financial responsibilities that we just could not possibly meet right now. In the not so distant future we will have a reaffirmation of our vows were we will have a grand ceremony and a reception to follow and everyone will be included this time around. So we ask you to refrain from sending any congratulatory packages, please save that for the reaffirmation ceremony.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Check :)

Rings - Check
Marriage License Application approval - Check
Pastor (Kevin Jobe) - Check
Witnesses (Cherryl Wilkinson and Tonni Jobe) - Check
Date (Within the next 2 weeks) - Check

Yep you guessed it we are getting married! We are just doing the signing of the papers right now. It just makes sense. In a few years when we can afford our big wedding we will have it. Then we will do the parties, the big wedding, the reception and yes the registering for gifts. So please all we would like right now is a congratulations. No party, no gifts. Just a congratulations and my prayers have been answered! So I will be Mrs. Kyle Wilkinson :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Atlantic City News!!!

It is amazing here! The weather is nice, the food is great and the people are quite kind. I have news... but I will have to wait until I get back to share...

Friday, September 5, 2008

11 months old and a year ago today....

Our boys turned 11 months old today. Here is the link to their blog to read what I wrote about them and what happened a year ago today.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Retirement Flag Burning Ceremony

This morning to wrap up our Labor Day Weekend camping with Kyle's family in Columbus, Kyle and his Uncle did a short retirement flag burning ceremony. None of the cub/boy scouts have been in long enough to know how they were supposed to do it, and it had been so long for the older folk they did it their way. I did a little research today and it looks like when a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country it should be destroyed in a dignified manner. There were some words spoken by Kyle's cousin while the flag was being stretched out above the fire by Kyle and his Uncle, and one of the boy scouts (Kyle's cousin Josh who is 13) played the trumpet. Everyone was silent with respect. The flag was held until it was completely caught in flames so no parts of the flag would touch the ground. There was a short prayer and then silence after the flag was placed completely in the fire so that the grommets could be retrieved so they could be buried after the flag had burned and all that remained was ashes. It was a short but beautiful ceremony and I don't think that there was a dry eye that left that camp fire this morning. It makes me very proud to be with a man who has served our country, and wake up every morning knowing he will fight the same way for our family to keep us safe, as he did for our country. The food was wonderful this weekend, the fellowship was great, and the prayers were so moving I couldn't help but cry over my food during Grace each morning and night. God talks to everyone, and this weekend I felt as if He was talking directly to me.