Monday, July 18, 2011

The Angel. And The Tomatoes. And The Dog. And A Wedding!

A long time ago, some friends of ours gave me an angel. My very own personal angel. With my very own personal name written on it.

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It has stood watch over various things throughout many chapters of life. This week, its job description has included being the Guardian Angel of the Tomatoes.

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I think it has done a wonderful job since no one has come to harass the tomatoes ever since she’s gone on duty. (And there’s nothing worse than a harassed tomato.)

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While the angel takes care of the inside of the house, Snowy assiduously tends to all outdoor security tasks.

An angel and a dog on duty? What could be better?

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Oh, and jut one more thing?

There’s a wedding coming up. A wedding this Saturday. At 10:30 am.

We are leaving in just a few minutes for our 13-hour road trip to the Land of The Royal Couple. The dog walker and the house watcher are set to go. Five dozen errands have been run and twenty dozen items have been crossed off the To List.

I have been holding my emotions in pretty well as I’ve pondered the exciting changes that are about to come into our family. But I lost it just a little when someone from the church gave us this card to take along.

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Until that very moment, I had never seen these two particular names written in such husbandly/wifely fashion. Of course, I sniffled. And also wiped a tear.

It’s really happening! My son is gong to be a mister! He is going to have a wife! And someday down the road they are going to bring a grandbaby to Manteo to visit. And I will be smitten. A smitten Smith.

Come to think of it though, I'm already pretty smitten. Smitten with Nathan and with Meagan and so very grateful to be looking forward to a week that will be full of precious moments and new memories to be made.


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Sheri Hawley said...

OH, JOY! Hurry up and get here; I can hardly wait! What a fun and crazy week we will share! (Is it really necessary to end every sentence with an exclamation point?! I guess it's excusable when there's this much excitement going on. Smile.)

MaryH said...

God speed, be safe, enjoy, cry, smile, laugh, love and just have the best time ever - it will be awesome! I am so excited for all of you - and we want 100's of photos, for sure.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Ohhh...I'm SO excited for you all!!

I cannot wait to see pictures and hear the amazing story.

Safe travels.

lifebythecreek said...

I am in total denial that it's here already. Really? Has summer flown by THAT fast? Such a joyous day.. I can't wait to see your captures of all the love, joy, laughter, and "Son-shine" that will fill that place and time. Be still... and know that He is God... and He is good...
xoxox....

jbaj said...

How exciting for you! Can't wait to see the pictures :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for all of you entering this new stage of life. My sister always says wings and roots. You have given Nathan both. Wings to grow and fly away and roots to return to. You should feel so proud. You have done a great ob. Just keep thinking, wings and roots are all he needs.

Lisa from NJ

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