Friday, April 30, 2010

If you've been wondering where I am...

It's awful, I know. I've been absent for a long time, without so much as popping in to say I'm alive.

Well, for part of that time I wasn't sure I was alive, and then when I was sure I didn't want everyone to know it, and then when I wanted them to know it I had no time to tell them.

Make sense?

Two words ought to make everything clear: Heather's wedding.

Oh, it was lovely. The preceding week was hectic, but Friday's rehearsal and the wedding on Saturday were absolutely fantastic. It wasn't craziness that made me feel like hiding in a hole, that's for sure.

I actually had fun on Friday and Saturday - 'specially Friday. So many people that we care about where there, and we were all working toward and common goal, and everyone was so helpful, and there was so much laughter....how could it not be fun?

On Saturday, things were a little different. I still had fun, but it was a more subdued feeling, for I was also struggling with tears. My sister was leaving.

The ceremony itself was peaceful, graceful, full of beauty; it was all the things you could desire. I felt peaceful standing up there, and I was grateful, because I know it came from God.

I don't have time to tell you all about the details - I hope I can do that at a later date. This has been a long week for me, full of lots of emotions....and a lot of work. We are preparing to help Heather and Eugene move into their new house when they return from their honeymoon on Saturday. That being said, I must run. I hope to post more later. For now, a peek at the dresses I kept talking and talking about on here: (I hope I didn't bore you to tears with my continual references to "wedding sewing!")

I hope to post more wedding photos soon, and tell you all about it. For now, thanks to each of you who were praying for us on that day! I love how a blog is different from a journal in that respect; you are real, caring, people, and I know that many of you are praying for me. I love that. God bless each of you. (See - I pray for you too.:)

5 comments:

Ruth Ann said...

Oh, so glad to hear that the wedding went well! The dresses turned out beautifully. =) I forgot if you mentioned it, but did you make Heather's dress as well?

Can't wait to hear about the wedding! I love details, and weddings are the best things to hear about, in my humble opinion. :)

Kathryn said...

I can only imagine how you felt that week, Amber! It has been good for me to see what it is like to have your older sister leave home. It's probably God-ordained preparation. :) In my opinion, you have responded to it beautifully!!
The wedding truly was lovely - the purity of it all esp. stood out to me! Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story from your intriguing perspective...

Sarah said...

How very exciting, Amber, and congratulations to your sister, Heather! I am so happy for her!

Sarah said...

The dresses are all beautiful, Amber! A job well done. :)

I'm looking forward to any more posts you have coming about the wedding.

Sarah Jane said...

What a beautiful wedding party! Your sister looks radiant and everyone looks so happy. Congratulations to everyone involved, especially the new couple!