The RSVP was due the beginning of June. It was my decision. I knew it was the best decision. Our summer was busy enough. Precious vacation time needed to be saved for the fall. Lamb 1 and 2 needed to take swim lessons. Ram needed to go to Doxology this summer and didn't want to be away from the churches any more than that this summer.
But when the big day came I am physically in MN today but my mind and heart is in IN today. I want to take the Lambs to a parade that I went to many years of my childhood. I want to be there for the big day for my friend of 20 years. He is one of Lamb 3's godfathers. He is one of the few people from my time in IN that has actually come to our small town and visited us in MN. I want to meet his beloved for which he waited so long. I want to see one of my bridesmaids and her one year old son. I want to see other people that I know from teaching in Fort Wayne.
It's bad enough that we live 16 hours away from my family, but even worse when tentative plans to visit "home" get changed. Even if I KNOW this is the best way, I don't like it.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Darin Koenemann. We can't wait to see photos from today when we visit in the fall. May the Lord bless you with a long life together.