I'm always a little reluctant to light the candles...because, before you know it...they are gone. And so I tend to save the decorative ones...to light later. But twenty-four years of saving is ridiculous!
It was that long ago in fall that our good friends had a baby girl...and when she was only about six weeks old...she came for a sleepover. I don't remember much about that night...but I'm sure she was as good as gold...that's just how she is. Her mom and dad went on an overnight get-away to a Bavarian village in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State...and brought me back the cutest little candle stands and candles. They became part of my Christmas decor that year...and every year since.
On Saturday as I was preparing to go to Joanne's wedding...and thinking how quickly the years had flown...I noticed the candles on the shelf were still sporting pristine white wicks after all this time. I decided her wedding day was as good a time as any to light the candles. So, I lit the candles for Joanne and Ben.
May they share a lifetime of happiness and the peace that comes from knowing God is in control.
Can you guess where they are off to on their honeymoon?