Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Funerals and a Wedding

Exactly one year ago tomorrow, we said goodbye to my sweet, sweet mother-in-law.  She lived to just one month shy of her 94th birthday, and we know that she has been reunited with her sweetheart who passed 25 years before her.


On July 19 of this summer, we said goodbye to my brother-in-law after a very brief illness - it was way too soon for him to leave us  and his wife....
But on September 24 my family had a very good reason to be happy and to celebrate for our niece married the love of her life...

My new nephew-in-law is a carpenter by trade and had a novel way for the rings to be presented... What better transport than in a handcrafted tool box!


The wedding was such a fun time of family.....


Great food and sweets and dancing....
And while this past year has brought much sadness with the loss of loved ones, my family is still able to enjoy fully all of those times that are meant to be fun and joyous occasions.  
I even caught my recently widowed sister-in-law enjoying a moment of fun - displaying just a glimpse of her wicked sense of humor....





4 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Dot : ( I am so sorry for your sadness. You were blessed to have them for the time you did. I can tell they are missed.

The wedding looks wonderful. I love the moments you captured. So glad Colleen could home. Is she enjoying college now?

uberrhund said...

Lovely wedding, I know a guy from pinstriping that looks a lot like the groom, he is a nice kid too!
I am glad to see your Sister-in-law smile and be out and about.
The year is winding down, there is time for reflection and rememberance and there are a lot of good memories in this post.
BTW, how are YOU doing lately?

Matty said...

I'm sorry about the loss of family members this year. I hope that the joy of an addition to the family helps ease the pain.

Life With Dogs said...

Dot, this was a wonderful post - not for the sad memories, but for the fact that you were able to so quickly turn our emotions. Lovely wedding...