They truly are sisters and both of them have something to smile about.
My last weeks have been busy as we are making final preparations
for a birth and for a wedding.
These girls are jewels.
We've been browsing the northwest for wedding venues.
Now it's just about making the right choice!
I've been told that 'it will be a 'typical northwest wedding outdoors'
and guests can plan to bring their umbrellas.
It was deja vu' It seems just like yesterday when we walked this strip.
And sure enough...it was the first dress that she tried on.
The dress is beautiful and graceful just like her.
What an honor to have been asked to wear my veil,
hand sewn by my mom, her grandmother.
The 'true dress' will only be revealed after the wedding date.
Meanwhile another household is busy collecting things.
We are on a count down for the new baby's arrival.
Collecting strollers, high chairs, overnight bags, play pens.
Remember those white cotton diapers?
I can't wait to experiment with these colorful diapers.
A final inspection takes us to at the 'Farmer's shop'.
He's been busy putting on the finishing touches for a change table.
He handcrafted my change table 37 years ago and
was more than delighted to design and extend a labor of love once again.
I will leave you this 'hand written' poem from my mother.
She wrote this on my 30th birthday.
It was addressed...
"A birthday prayer for my winsome daughter
and my grand daughters."
"Let the winsomeness of the Lord be upon me"
I've been allowed the privilege as your mother to see
you grow from innocent babyhood to beautiful young womanhood
and into glowing motherhood.
As I have watched you grow, I have seen
the winsomeness of the Lord developing in your life.
On this your memorable birthday my prayer is that
this beauty will continue to reflect itself in your life
and in the lives of your precious daughters __
Suzanne Jolene and Michelle Anna Marie.
"For their worth is far above jewels"
I treasure her thoughts and prayers as I pass them along.
I know she is sharing this joy with us.