Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Wedding

Today-- was a pretty neat day for us. Jess and I did a bible study for college a few years ago and one of the guys from that group got married today. I was a groom's man and Jadyn and Bryn were flower girls. Jeremy (the groom) is from Oklahoma so we tried to be family to him while he was down here. In turn he became family to us-- the Yikes call him Uncle Jeremy. Hearing the wedding vows today reminded me of how serious they are: "In sickness and in health, 'til death do us part." Jess and I have both had to give up our own plans so instead of my plan or her plan we have our plan. By necessity Jess has become more dependent on me to make the right decisions and do the right thing. It frustrated me when I took a lot of time planning something completely out only to have her disagree. Now I realize that unless I let her tinker with my plans they cannot be our plans. For example for the first time yesterday I forgot to put Jessa's foot rests for her wheelchair in the trunk before we went to the rehearsal. When I couldn't find a wheelchair that we could use Jess wanted to stay in the car, but I wanted to bring her inside without the footrests. She ended up staying and Jeremy's dad went out to talk to her while we rehearsed. After that she came to dinner with us even though she would have rather stayed in the car again or gone home. Not too long ago we both would have ended up mad and made two separate plans, but out time together is too short not to be making plans together. We will be doing life together through sickness 'til death parts us. Let me close with a Yikes story. When we were eating rehearsal dinner at Spring Creek, Bryn asked what animal ham comes from. She was eating ham. I don't think our kids will ever be vegetarians because when Jess nervously told her that ham comes from pigs, she smiled big, said "Ooh-hoo-hoo" and took a big bite.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the invaluable lesson for us all. Life IS too short and so precious! Thank you for reminding us to enjoy everyday and live life abundantly, because that's what God has called us to do. Thank you for perspective today - something that can be lost quite easily in the midst of this crazy world. Praise God for the Kaylors - A true picture of what it means to truly sickness & in health!

Your strength reminds me of our sermon this morning from Isaiah 40: 29-31..."He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31. but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." I pray for renewed strength...that His power may be revealed in the midst of this storm and that His wings may carry you through it

Your friend,

Lisa Smith

Amy said...

We love the Kaylors. A lot. And we like ham. :-)
The Bangsunds