Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wedding Photos...

Many people have been asking me about the photos of the wedding day...well I am pleased to tell you that they are now available to view.

Click here to view them

At the bottom of the blog page, there is a link that you can follow to see the whole gallery of photos. Or you can also click here to see it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

And so marriage begins...

Last Friday, Sam and I went to a wedding. It was a little different than some of the other weddings I have been to in the past. At this wedding, every where I turned, I saw people I know and love. At this wedding, I was not allowed to help with the serving of the food, or stick around for the clean up. The wedding was not quite like I had imagined it would be either. Often, weddings seem to take a long time, and you might get some longwinded preacher who drags out the message into a sermon. But this wedding flew by. It seemed to be all over in a matter of minutes, and then it was on to the food, the speeches, and the cutting of the cake. Not much later, it was all over. This wedding gave me a whole new appreciation for other weddings.
From my vantage point at the wedding, I was unable to see the way the bride glowed as she walked down the aisle on her daddy's arm. But I had a perfect view of the groom and the love that shone from his eyes. He only had eyes for me as I walked down the aisle to join him. I could see the depth of the seriousness with which he took his vow to love me as Christ loved the church. I could see the joy and wonder in his eyes as I vowed to love him and submit to his leadership always. I could feel his excitement as we were announced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Van Dyke. What a special day it was and what a memorable wedding it will forever be in my mind.
Now the marriage has begun, and it has been wonderful. I am enjoying every moment of being married, and I have to say that it is much easier taking care of my wonderful husband when I dont have to leave and go home every night.
For those of you who were unable to be at the wedding and have been wondering where the photos are, I will have a link to the photos as soon as we recieve them.