Monday, May 28, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Borgerding

Mim and I took a smallish (8 hour) drive this weekend...to Pennsylvania!

My Cousin Thomas and his lovely bride Hannah got hitched! The last time I saw Hannah was at Thomas's sister, Chloe's, wedding! Ironic?

It took 290 MILES(!!!!!) to find a starbucks along I-70. 290. I thought I was going to keel over. Alas, after getting off the wrong exit 3 times, we found one in Belle Vernon. Geez.

I love tunnels!!!!

The lovely couple of honor this weekend. This was taken at their rehersal dinner which was held at a quaint place called "The Rustic Tavern".

Thomas and Hannah with Thomas's grandmother from England. She was an absolute hoot! She cracked me up.

The lovely bridesmaids :).

This is where you say, "Awwwwhhhhh."

The BEAUTIFUL bride. You looked gorgeous Hannah!

One very pleased groom:). My favorite part of a wedding!

The couple praying a fervent blessing over their marriage. The ceremony was directed towards a Christian marriage. It was encouraging to see this kind of love and respect for one another played out in their ceremony. I am so excited for what God has in store for them!

And Thomas, being the romantic that he is, dipped his wife and gave her a kiss. "Very Fred and Ginger," my mother keeps saying!

The newlyweds!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 was read at the ceremony. It states:

9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Hannah and Thomas, though you, as two, are better than one, don't forget to put the Lord at the center of your relationship. Everything else will fall into its rightful place if you do so. Remember, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Be strong in the Lord and He will make your path straight. I wish you all the best of luck in your new life as a couple! God bless!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Happy Mother's Day!

I know, I know. I'm a day late. Sue me. Mama always says, "Better late than never".

So what if my mom never said that. Ha. Speaking of Mom's! Happy Mother's day to all of you out there! Whether you are a biological, foster, adoptive, or spiritual mama, let's face it, you ladies make the world go round!

Did you know that women are created with a 30 degree carrying angle in their arms, just for holding babies to nurse?? How cool is that!

So, whatever form of a mom you are, happy "you" day! I can't wait to join you in celebration one of these days:).

This is me, my Grandma Berger (aka Granny), my Mom (aka Mim, Mimcharoo, Mimmith, Mimcakes, Woman<<<tehe), and my Grandma Borgerding. This was taken at the mother daughter banquet by another lovely mother, Miss Jennie:). Stop laughing at my wonky hair. Right meow.

I was raised by an outstanding mother who taught me right from wrong at a very young age. She took care of me when I was diagnosed with Diabetes at age 6 and is a mama to a lot of others too. She has encouraged me to love the Lord with all my heart and been a great example of a Godly woman to follow behind. Love you Mim!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful day with your families. Remember this: Mothers are not designed to be best friends. As a mother, your purpose on this earth is to raise your children to enter into God's kingdom when they die. That's it. Everything else is a precious gift from God.

"Amelia Hudson Boomhall, a woman of the seventeenth century, was resolved to demonstrate Christian living to her children. She said, "I made it a rule to take my children one at a time into my room and, having been careful to see that they were comfortably seated, I would say, 'I'm going to talk to Jesus.' And then before my child, I would pour out my soul to Him. Oh, how precious are the memories of little pinafores lifted to wipe my eyes, or the sound of sweet little voices saying, 'Don't cry, mother.'" (The Resolution for Women)

Be intentional about raising your children in the love of our Lord.

Peace out, Girl Scouts!