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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Wedding in the Park

I have been contemplating whether to continue my blog, start a new one or quit all together.  It is disheartening  to have such few followers and few comments.  I do work hard at it getting the pictures up, etc.  Well, I WILL TRY AGAIN!
This week started with the wedding of my great nephew.  The rain stopped and they were able to set it up in the park.  It was a nice setting with a river near by.
They met at while working at Taco Bell.  Shortly after, it was discovered she was pregnant.  Maybe it was a good thing as my great nephew was on a path of self destruction with alcohol and driving.  He has made a 180° since becoming a father.

This is their darling boy, Tommy.  He loves his babysitter and she loves him!

I wish I had a better picture of the wedding party.  The groomsmen were impeccable.  The made of honor looked very nice, but the other bridesmaids had so many tattoos and piercings that it really was not attractive!  (too put it nicely)

I made hubby slow dance with me.  He is always goofy and can never enjoy the romance.  Guess I am getting used to it.

It was a very casual wedding with the guys wearing shorts and most of the women wearing sundresses or capris.  It was the first wedding where I was told to bring a dish to pass!  I made my usual crab salad and my nephew's  fiancée was busy making salads too.  There was too much food, but a good thing that my nephew made a roaster full of sloppy joes and brought buns
Prayers Please!
Although everything turned out well, I question if the marriage will last.  They had not known each other very long and then she got pregnant.  They come from very different upbringings.  She runs the show and he is very passive.  It could work.  I will pray for them.
There are so many in my family that are hurting.  My cousin has been having stress at work and problems with her condo which will cost her a ton of money!
One of my nephews is separated from his wife and having financial problems as well.
The flip side is that my niece found a job (finally!).  Things have been rough around here job wise.  I just have to keep all in my prayers and not stress over them.  Thank God my son is doing all right!


Sandy said...

I like reading your blogs. I never kept up with mine.

Sandy said...

I like reading your blogs. I never kept up with mine.

Carolee said...

Nice pictures.
They (many people) said ours wouldn't last either.

BadPenny said...

Good luck to the happy couple.

Sometimes I feel like stopping my Blog- everyone seems to be on facebook with quick messages these days.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

We love a wedding...Even if it does involve tattooed bridesmaids lol!! Hum never heard of a pot luck wedding! I wish them the best!!!