Sunday, December 25, 2011

We're all ready! The sun's bright morning light is shining out now-we've all had breakfast-Marth and I put scarves around our curler heads and went to breakfast feeling like ladies of leisure. Thankfully only a few people were up, LOL. We saw the dear F. ladies...ah, that was a good breakfast. The whole room almost was filled with my dear siblings and nieces and nephews, laughing and giggling with excitement!!
Running out to the car in joy...looking up at the crisp clear sky and seeing a jet stream floating miles up in the air like soft white ribbon, and wanting to yell with happiness!! I think we did...me and Marth have that clean, dressed and ready feeling...we see brothers getting in various cars-the early morning air is clean and fresh, and you hug a sibling tight and carry on at how awesome they look in their tie-you see your sister and her baby!! How good it is to see your sister and nephew...
Have y'all all got your purses? Who is ____ riding with? No, there's tons of room, squeeze in!

Laughter. All-the-way-teeth smiles.
Did you get my ____ from the room!? Got it!

Shouts from car to car, excited waving as we pull away...happiness. Almost uncontainable excitment.

Abs, Marth, Daddy, Mama and I all ride together...we put on makeup, laugh, and take a picture and then laugh again at the angle......and we all pray and thank the Lord together as we drive along. Singing! Hearts overflowing. Your eyes mist up. How good is God? To us, who are unworthy of anything but hell...to be loved and belong to God Almighty, who blesses us with every good thing...your heart can't utter enough thanks and praise. It's spilling over now, and all you can do is give more thanks...your brother has found that "good thing"....
We arrive at the entrance of the Kendall's long winding driveway, a few minutes before the time Cleveland is scheduled to be there at their home for pictures. He's got something special planned for his girl this morning, and we can hear him from the car giving directions to his men...laughter.
A joke.
The sound of a violin tuning up.
Breath frosty in the cold mountain air...We're about to burst with excitment!!
Hey Marth!Two 'brother's' smile at another brother...And a 'sister' smiles at another!!
(Ah, Abbi, you got some awesome pictures...love you!)The father of the Bridegroom!

Martha watching (some of) the amazing men in her life...
(some of) those men....Look at their expressions!
...and in this one...Edwin, a much beloved brother! He also doubles as a stealthy security guard. ;D
Samuel, our fifth boy and now the second oldest at home...It's such an honor watching your little brothers become men.They're ready...Cleveland and his mighty men are going to surprise the Bride by coming down the drive, on foot , with music...!!
We can hear them!! The joyful tune can be heard echoing through the trees...guitar, violin and penny whistle-we can barely see through the trees-wait-Is that her on the porch!!? No...
Heavens, it's chilly!
Our view!
We see Cleve and his men and father gathered in the front yard-we can still hear the beautiful, joyful music from here!! Wait...see, she's there now!! Lise Marie is on the front steps!
Yayyy!! Look at her white dress... There's something about a girl in a white dress that just makes you ecstatic.
He sees his bride for the first time on her wedding day. It is a beautiful time.
The music is stopped now. Distant voices...Then we see them, arm in arm, walking to the spot for pictures.
I can hardly wait to see their faces...

Hunter rides by...Good morning, Hunter!!
Can you believe this! We'll be related before the end of the day!! :)

2 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

I didn't realize that Sam was older than Andrew...and Martha. Or is it that he is the second oldest boy at home? LOL!

the hardys said...

What a sweet post Adeline! I'll have to finish it a little later, as duty calls right now. Thank you for bringing the truly wonderful and special parts of a family's life into such clear focus, reminding me to be grateful for every intricate part! We all think you do such a great job with your writing.
Blessings to y'all! ~Jeri Beth