Sunday, August 26, 2007
All Grown up
We attended the wedding of our Youth Pastor last night. She is not 'into' weddings and formal parties, but she looked glorious as she wed her best friend. We took all three of our children to the wedding. It is their second wedding this year. They did very well during the ceremony, only a little fidgety. But they blossomed at the reception. They took over the dance floor long before it was opened up for general dancing. Joe and Harley also flashed the bridal party during their toasts. Whats a party without a little comic relief? Harley was just walking up with her dress held high. Joe, who had a broken zipper on his pants with no button, decided to walk up front to where Drew was and lift up his shirt to show Drew that his pants were no longer fastened in any way. It looked from a distance that he just wanted to show something off. That one was embarrassing.
However, when Joe asked his little sixth grade Sunday school teacher to dance, I was so proud of him. Drew got out there and bounced around with the little kids, always looking out for his sister. And she was adorable. Watching so intently and then copying the new moves she discovered. Like bowing to her partner. Or a new dance she made up by crossing her arms, which was soon copied by others. She was so into the dancing and having fun. We had to drag all the kids out of there at 9:30 at night. I could just picture her in 13 years... Wow! I love that girl and I so want to protect her so much from the drama of high school. Knowing how impossible that is and even how valuable some of the drama can be in the long run, makes me slow down and remember that I have entrusted her to God. This is a whole other topic, so I'll leave today with how proud I am of my fun, cute and social kids.