Sunday, July 31, 2011

On Infinite Truth, Babies and Their Wisdom, Wedding Planning and Beautiful People in My Life


GROW old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in his hand
Who saith, ``A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!'' 
 
When I was searching for quotes to include in our wedding invitation, I immediately googled Robert Browning. I love his poetry and his attitude towards life. It is always poignant and full of double meanings. My search revealed the first two lines of this poem... Jesse and I both liked it, so we used it. But I never read the rest of the poem. It is a selection from his: Rabbi Ben Ezra. I just skimmed the rest of the poem and found it very thought provoking. He asks such hard questions about life and death, the meaning of it. Should he have faith in The Infinite Truth (God)? 

The days are passing so quickly. Yesterday we had our garage sale for the last time. Now it's time to just get rid of all of the stuff that is left. We made well over $200, if my calculations are correct. And, what's even better, we got rid of a lot of things we didn't need. We found out something: Jesse drives a harder bargain than I do. That's pretty scary considering that Jesse doesn't drive a hard bargain at all. Lol!

My sister-in-law-to-be Samantha and I sat down yesterday and discussed wedding all afternoon. We hammered one million different things out. I threw ideas at her and she considered them then proceeded to tell me why they would or would not work. Haha! It's so good to have her in my life. Between her, Lindsey, my sister Lydia, Michele and Jesse, the wedding should be a success. 

We thought of several different ideas that really thrill the socks off of me. One is to have my dad and brother make an square garden arch, like the one we had in Melville. The other is to have an old weathered garden table and chairs sitting on stage with all of the flowers and candles... I'm not sure how much I should divulge right now so I'm going to stop.. but you get the idea of what the wedding is going to be like. :-) 

This month I am going to be working 16 days, going to music camp for five, going to Saskatoon, Regina and Swan River... all the while, planning like crazy. To top this all off, I need to get my teaching schedule figured out for October. But that will have to wait for a little bit.

Anyways, that's all I have for now. I hope you are having a beautiful weekend and a worshipful Sunday. I have been learning so much about God lately. It's so true that He never ends. We cannot ever learn enough about Him. People ask me questions that I can't answer... why would God create people who will always be dependant upon others for care? I don't know. But sometimes I glimpsed truths in their difficult to understand words that astounded me. Perhaps these are the babes who know more about God than we 'normal' folks could ever comprehend. Food for thought.

4 comments:

Singing Pilgrim said...

When you do get married, please take several posts to tell us all about it (after a nice time for honeymoon and afterglow) because I just know your wedding will be beautiful and inspiring.

Samantha R. said...

Your wedding will be amazing!! I just know it will. I love all the ideas you have and it's beautiful just by the descriptions you've given us.

Hadassah's Corner said...

Sounds like you'll be having a blast planning your wedding. :-) Hope you enjoy having Lydia there to plan with... she's good at a lot of things like that.
Hannah

Naomi said...

I will try to tell you all about the wedding. :) With the honeymoon being a couple weeks, it seems like I should have time during some of that to write. :) :) I have high hopes of it being beautiful and inspiring! By God's grace...

Samantha, I love how so many people are contributing ideas. I couldn't have come up with all of these on my own. Some of them as so awesome! This is definitely a community event.

Hannah: Lydia is going to be a big help. I really am glad she's here. We will be able to get so much done together. Looking forward to seeing you though!!