Sunday, October 19, 2008


This Sunday, in a university town in Illinois, Jesse and Amanda got married on the lawn of a lovely old house in the historic district, across the street from a park filled with hardwoods dressed in their very best autumn regalia. Guests walked through the falling leaves to the white wedding tent where the string quartet played, and vows were exchanged. There were tears in the eyes of the groom as his bride, radiant in her simple white gown and short veil with just a hint of sparkle here and there at the hem, walked up the aisle on a carpet of rose petals. Once vows were exchanged, with faces aglow with the exuberance of youth and shining with excitement of young love, they turned to face the gathering of family and friends for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. In this world filled with turmoil, war and financial upheaval, may God smile on these two as they set forth on their joint life journey. Godspeed, Jesse and Amanda!


  1. What a beautiful trip you have taken us on, Bev. Of all the people I know, there is no-one who can paint a word picture as you do. I loved the sentiments in conclusion - about the contrast between a perfect day and everything else that is going on in the world.

  2. You've done it again Bev. I can see those Autumn trees, the carpet of flowers and the white tent. Perfect.