Thursday, August 21, 2008

My son is getting married~!

The oldest is getting married~! Wow, I never thought I would see the day that Nolan would be married! He was the one that either picked the girls that Mom and Dad would never approve of, or just plainly had no interest in "settling down". Maybe nearing 27 in November, he has decided "it's time". Thank God we like Jessica. She is beautiful, intelligent, low key and yet can whip Nolan into responsibility mode in 2.7 seconds. They balance each other well, when Nolan can get her to relax a little and enter his goofy mode. We're happy to have Jess join our family. By the way....NO! He doesn't normally wear a cowboy hat! Did I mention he has a goofy side? This picture is taken at Michigan International Speedway, at a Nascar race the two of them treated my hubby to.... V.I.P. passes and all! Aren't they cute!?

It's so strange. My husband and I have a son of our own, but when my husband and I met, Nolan was younger than the age our son is, now. He (and his two siblings) have always lived with us and, yes, I claim them as my own. Donny has been married three years now and has two children, now Nolan is getting married and Marie is discussing marriage as well. I'm so proud of all of them. Of course as a parent, you always want the very best for them and believe the plan that WE have mapped out for them is the very best plan, but they have each found their own way. They have grown. They will continue to grow, and I am blessed to be a part of that process.
It's amazing how time flies!


Anne said...

Congratulations! :-)

KayakChickee said...

I wasn't sure where to leave this response to the comment you left on my blog, so here it goes. I will surely pray for your husband (and you and your family too of course!). I didn't realize exactly what you meant; but on the way home from work (I work at a church.), I turned on the radio to NPR and they were just talking about Flint and the police union and the conflict there. Now it makes sense to me! I do believe God does reveal Himself to us and He did at that moment.

KayakChickee said...

Oh and one more thing... Don't worry about being 39 this year. I'm going to be 43!!! I don't know what that's supposed to feel like; but I've started exercising after years of inactivity. I was never a very active kid; always more artsy!

LaY hOoN said...

Congratulation for such great news !!
And you're just 39 !
I have to wait for another 20 year for my girls to grow up. Omg ! That's mean that time I'll be 51yo.

morningDove said...

hey sandy: saw the comment on Soul Journal about children following in dad's footsteps. love the cowboy hat. my police officer son lives next door to me and i have a wonderful DIL. his dad is now retired from the state police. looking forward 2 getting 2 know you better. here in VA its raining from Hanna. how goes it there.
going to look at more of your journal pages. great job.