Monday, April 30, 2012

I Do...

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.   Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing  with water through the word,  and to present her to himself  as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body.  “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”  This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Ephesians 5:  21-33



It's been a month today that Brian and I were married.  Needless to say it's been a whirlwind of activity!  Things are finally settling down a bit and we are catching our breath.  I got our wedding photos back from our photographer, Gene Takalo, this week.  I thought I would share some of them with you.  For those of you that made it to the wedding, thank you!  We had an amazing night.  I am still smiling, thinking back on all of the friends and family that turned out to encourage us.  It was a truly blessed evening -- so much excitement and so many smiles!  Thank you for being there.  For those of you that couldn't be with us, here are some of the fun photos that Gene took of our wedding.  He did a great job! 




Me and my sweet Dad.  I am so lucky to have such an amazing family!



The ceremony starts.  What I love about this picture is my youngest.  She had a hard time focusing all evening.  Lots of standing around for an active six year old -- she kept herself busy and was quite the active wiggle worm on stage!  She makes us smile. The kids all did fantastic and really made the day fun and special.


Brian serving communion to his family.


Our friends and family praying over us after signing the marriage covenant.  Being in this circle is so powerful.  Reminds me of another circle not so long ago..... 


Knowing these arms were around us on our wedding day was so sweet.  Having friends and family that cry out in grief on our behalf is so humbling.  To share prayer again on a happy occasion felt even more humbling and so....right.  Thank you all of you that have loved us during the hard times and the joyous times.  We hope you see God's generous hand in our lives and that it brings you joy.


A most memorable kiss.  I love this picture because of Julia's face.  I think she wants to disappear behind the flowers!


Mr. and Mrs. Brian John Crockatt...I'm one lucky girl.


Our new family.  Brian and I are blessed beyond what we deserve. God is good.



Thank you, again, for all of your support, prayers, and love. 
With love and gratitude.....