The month of May has been a whirlwind of activity and wonderful times with both family, friends, my husband-to-be, and my Lord. In the first week I had two fun Bridal Showers to attend! The Pampered (Chef) Bride Show was planned by Mom, Heidi & Katrina. I received many useful kitchen tools from that evening, thanks to the generosity of so many neighbours and friends! The other shower was planned by Deb Brown, a wonderful friend from Kenora, and the people who attended were mostly homeschooling mothers, their daughters, and a few other friends we’ve made over the years. What a fun evening, and once again, I received many wonderful gifts to stock our new home!
In the second week of June, one of my bridesmaids, Priscilla Loewen, planned a girls’ outing for me, Heidi, Katrina, and Priscilla’s sister Hannah. We’ve all been friends for . . . a long time and it was so much fun to go do something special like this together. We drove to Cove Point Lodge on Lake Superior in Minnesota, and though the weather was quite cold and dreary, we had a great time relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. Thanks, girls, for the memories!
From June 19-23 I was in PA again to visit my man and attend the wedding of two dear friends. This trip was short but worth every moment. Phil and I (with the help of his family) were able to get our place cleaned and ready to move into next month!! The Lord also answered our prayers for finding furniture that we liked and that was within our price range–so very exciting to actually think about setting up house for the two of us!
And now I’m back home with my family again, counting down the days til June 16th!We’ve all been working busily both inside and outside the house to get this place in shape for the many guests that will be around here over the time of the wedding. It’s fun to work with my family, treasuring these moments that will never again be ours in this way. This is one of the happiest times of my life, but it is definitely bittersweet. Each family member expresses their love for me in different ways, and the fact that they realize our days together as a family in this way are limited. It makes me miss them so much already–and I haven’t even moved yet! But it also makes the parting easier, knowing that they stand behind me and Phil as we begin our own home together. So, yes, the countdown is on. Only 18 days to go!!