Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.
On July 25 Lee and I had close to 90 of our closest friends and family in our backyard to celebrate one of the biggest events in our lives. It was one of the greatest joys to see all 6 of our children at one time.
All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13
These 6 young men and young women are our greatest joys. They gave us 8 beautiful grandchildren. They have given us and continue to give us some beautiful memories like the 3 boys playing baseball in our front yard at our rehearsal dinner or the girls helping me get ready on our wedding day.
They are our proudest accomplishments in life. Lee’s kids drove 5-6 hours from Oklahoma to be there for us. They toted 7 of 8 grandchildren with them. My kids were voluntold to be in full wedding mode for the entire week. We had to attend a State Baseball Tournament and get the house ready for company and it was just Lee and I. Were there mishaps? OH YES! Did it go as planned? OH NO!
The heat was grueling outside as well as inside our home. The ceremony had some
mishaps. The misters never got turned on, the unity candle was forgotten our minister forgot parts of the ceremony and that was just the ceremony. The reception went to who knows where very quickly. We did not have the father-daughter dance, we did not have our first dance. We changed, we ate, we cut the cake and then we were off to our honeymoon. If it could go wrong that day, it did. It was so bad the photographer had to remind us we never took our picture alone together right before we left out the door for San Antonio. Over 300 pics taken and only 2 were of me and Lee together-at the end of the day, tired, worn out and exhausted.
Neither side of my mom or dad’s family showed up. Only one aunt thought enough of us to send a gift out of 9 aunts and uncles and about 10 cousins. Not that it is about the gifts but even a card or acknowledgement would have been nice.
I was a little saddened because this vision of the day I had in my head did not happen. My wedding party was hot and cranky. Our to-do lists did not get followed. Lee and I had to escape many times for a couple minutes alone to regroup. But at the end of the day, I would do it all over again. I am Lee’s wife and the people who mattered most showed up for us. I became Mrs. Hutcheson and for the rest of my life I will have my best friend for better or worse. I am blessed to have a man who puts me on a pedestal. I am his queen and he is my king and together we will love and serve the LORD in our home.
Whatever happened or didn’t happen that day, I will always remember the day of our first kiss as man and wife. I will remember it was in our backyard of the first home we now share as man and wife with 2 of our 6 children. I will remember the happiness that came upon me as he slipped that ring on my finger. I will remember we have a lifetime of memories to be made together.
My life isn’t perfect but it’s the perfect life for me. It is the one God intended for us. Lee and I will live it out together getting our son through high school and transitioning our daughter to adulthood. We will begin Lee’s ministry work and I will continue to share my love for the senior population playing bingo, doing arts n crafts, and sharing my guidance on Medicare and community resources to help them. This is the life!
On July 25, 2015 God gave me the biggest blessing I have ever been given besides my 3 children. He blessed me with the most amazing man who I can say is my best friend, my personal pastor, my life-mate, my love. He is my husband!
God Bless and Goodnight!
A Blessed Woman