May 7th 2011 was a milestone in our family. Our baby Alyssa Mary Rose got married today. How can that be? It seems that it was only yesterday that I held this little baby in my arms coming home from the hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. This little girl had changed our lives as Josh and Katie were almost teenagers when she came into our lives. We had almost forgotten about diapers, baby bottles, tricycles, kindergarten and childcare. We must say however that this little girl was the best for us, helped us to stay young and extend our joy.
The wedding was another joyful experience for us and a wonderful time. Aly said it best "This wedding is all I've dreamed of". The day was beautiful and seemed to be ordered. Friday had been a cool wet day, dull and overcast. When we woke Saturday morning it was evident from first light that this day was special. The wedding was held on the farm of Tim and Judy Stewart in Thessalon. The ceremony was on the front yard, with hay bales as seating and cows grazing in the field adjoining.
Matt, our new son-in-law was nervous and excited. Matt's family, "the Clarks" from Moosonee, were present in force, helped so much with the preparation and the wedding from start to cleanup. As you see from the pictures it was a joyful, casual and wonderful occasion.
Mary and I would like to thank every one who helped with the wedding and it made the day so special. It was the eleventh day since Mary's last chemo treatment and she was feeling well but tired quickly. At the end of the day she was just elated that things had gone so well. It will be a very special memory for us and time when we saw the blessings we have in our Lord. Thanks for your prayers.