8.31.2013

Wedding Day

Almost 16 years ago, this sweet and serious
little guy was the ring bearer in our wedding:

JD's little brother in 1998.

And today, he's all grown up and getting MARRIED! We are so proud of the man he's become: honest, wise, responsible, faithful and servant-hearted. {He's currently serving our country in the Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy.}

But what really gets me about his heart today is that he asked his big brother to be his Best Man. Such an honor. {Just thinking about it makes me misty-eyed.} My husband didn't get to spend a lot of years at home with his brother {he was a junior in high school when his brother was born}, but he has always adored him. I'll never forget watching them interact when I first met JD. So sweet and tender.

A cute story: when JD bought my engagement ring {only a few months after we met}, the only person he showed it to was his 7-year old brother. He told him to keep it a secret. And he did!

JD tying his brother's shoe on our wedding day.

As I sit in the same church where my husband and I were married so many years ago, I know my heart {and eyes} will swell with admiration and thanksgiving. The bride will be beautiful and radiant as only a bride can be, but my gaze will be upon these two brothers as they stand side by side all these years later.

With love and joy,

8 comments:

  1. Okay, my eyes are streaming tears and I don't even know you and your sweet family! Love the circle of life and the tenderness and loving kindness shown in families who are close.

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  2. i can only hope my two boys will have a relationship like that when they are grown!! Lovely! And congrats to JD's little bro!!

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