My Sister’s Wedding

Nearly two weeks ago my littlest sister, Jillian, got married. It seems impossible to me that she is old enough to get married. But then I remember that she is nine years younger than me, and I got married nine years ago. Sigh. It is quite true that time goes fast the older you get. So, many congratulations to my sister and her new husband, Taylor!

Her wedding was in Michigan, so it was a quick, crazy, whirlwind trip for us. We headed down early Friday morning, so that we could be there in time to check into our hotel and get to the rehearsal dinner on time. God granted us a safe and uneventful drive there. And that’s where the “uneventful” part ended. 🙂 We (Adam and I and boys, Aaron and Katie, and Aaron’s mom) had booked hotel rooms at the Howard Johnson in Battle Creek through Travelocity. When we arrived we were quite dissapointed. It was not nice.  We had to walk through the nasty remnants of a cookout/beer bash to get to our rooms, and once we got to our rooms we were even less impressed. They were dirty and in ill repair. We quickly redied ourselves for the rehearsal while discussing our options. We decided to try and cancel our reservations and go elsewhere. So in the car on the way to the rehearsal that is what we did. Travelocity treated us very kindly and was very helpful, but the hotel manager was rude, hostile and far from helpful. Adam dropped us off to the dinner and went back to the hotel right away to check out. The manager had locked Adam out of the room, and he spent quite some time trying to get things settled. Following that fiasco we had the wedding rehearsal and then headed to the recpetion site to help decorate. Adam, Aaron and Katie, and Deb headed off to try and find us a hotel for the weekend. Thankfully, late that night we were able to sleep comfortably in a nice, clean hotel room at the Fairfield Inn  that God provided for us. My husband tells me that Katie used her sweetest voice and the fact that we had two very tired little boys who needed a place to sleep to get us rooms after being told they were full. 🙂 In the midst of the hotel situation, Adam and I were discussing the events, and apparently Isaac was listening. He piped up and asked, “Why is this happening to us?” We reminded him that God was in control and had a reason for it all and we should just trust Him. He replied, “Maybe he wants to see if we will obey Him. Just like He wanted to see if Abraham would obey and kill Isaac. It’s like that.”  Right then the stress of the situation melted away and I thanked God for the lessons he was teaching ALL of us in this situation. 🙂

The rest of the weekend went a little more smoothly, but it was still a bit crazy. In the end, Jillian and Taylor said their “I Do’s” in front of friends and family and are now husband and wife. The wedding was short, sweet, unique, and lovely. The bride was beautiful. And my boys, Junior Groomsmen, played their part perfectly. They were totally adorable. Though I may be a bit biased. 🙂 It was also wonderful to have a chance to talk with  friends and family that we hadn’t seen in a while.

Here are a couple pics I stole from my sister’s facebook. 🙂

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield! May God bless you as you follow after Him together!

You can become a friend of GTZ Photography on facebook to see more pictures from the big day!

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