Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New and Old Friends

I have loved weddings for a long time, and though I have recently gotten married myself, that has not changed. (I do have to say that after being on the other side of a wedding, I appreciate all the little things a lot more!)  One reason I love weddings is the fact that it brings people together.  This past weekend, I went to Jackson, TN, to watch a good friend from high school get married.  It was such a sweet time to celebrate Kristen and Jeremy's union in addition to seeing many close high school friends who now live all over the southeast. The ceremony was beautiful, focusing on Kristen and Jeremy's commitment to the Lord and how that will shape their lives together. I can't wait to see how God uses them as a couple to further His kingdom. I pray God's blessing on them!  After the beautiful ceremony, the reception started! It was such a good time seeing all of my Jackson friends in addition to several Samford girls I have met over the years!

University School of Jackson's Class of 2006 Mini-reunion

Laurel and Elizabeth

Briana Gray. I love how much our worlds collide!

Katy, I think I've seen that dress before! It's stunning:)

We definitely enjoyed the dancing!

The groom definitely had fun as well! Hip-hip-hooray!

God has greatly blessed me with wonderful friends. Though my high school friends have all moved away from Jackson (except for Kristen who just moved back), we are able to keep in touch with one another, sharing with each other the work that God is doing through all of us in our different towns/careers. 
He also blesses us with new relationships. We had the Lavender's over for dinner tonight and really enjoy building a relationship with them. (I forgot to take pictures of the food so I could blog about it, but I fixed a pork tenderloin, green bean bundles, twice baked potatoes, and blackberry cobbler.)  I wasn't exactly sure what to think of Aliceville when I took the job at First Presbyterian, but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I am exactly where God wants me. I have enjoyed seeing some stereotypical small town happenings, but one thing I did not really expect was how much people in a small community care about one another. The body of Christ is a beautiful thing, and when you slow down, you are able to enjoy the blessings of fellowship that God has blessed you with.

1 comment:

  1. oh rebekah this is such a sweet post! i love it! and i love you! im so glad i got to see you last weekend!

    btw im so impressed at your dinner selections/concoctions! :)