My heart is with the family. Matthew and I are asked to do quite a bit of marriage counseling – and I have to tell you it is heart breaking to see what is happening to our families. BUT this weekend was all about celebrating the blessing of faithfulness and FAMILY – lots of family :).
We have only known the Beggs family for six years, but it seems like a lifetime (in a good sort of way). We have watched Larry and Melanie walk through wonderful times and deep valleys, and we have seen them keep their eyes trained on Jesus.
True to a typical Beggs/Danuser experience, we arrived at their home around 3:30 Friday afternoon to find the area dug-out for the walk way, Larry digging up plants, and Kendyl trying to prime an arbor. It was time to pitch in and go to work…and we did until we had to bring out the flashlights! Ahhh, the things memories are made of!!! (Maybe we should try to make a different kind of memory – I’m thinking mountain retreat sounds nice!)
The long and short of it is after some of the crew got up at 5:00 Saturday morning – everyone looked BEAUTIFUL for pictures and the ceremony was wonderful. I love that their family is so big. I love that they are so loving (Jack and Ellyn will get there w/ each other), and I love how the younger ones adore their big brothers and sisters!
Without me jabbering on – here are more pics from the weekend!
Mr.& Mrs. Larry Beggs…life around them is always colorful. They in turn color the lives of those they are around with grace, mercy, encouragement, and love.
God Bless you Larry and Melanie. None of us know what tomorrow holds, but we can rest knowing who holds tomorrow. May you continue to grow in your love for each other! We love you guys!!
For those of you who are on FB, here is a link to the entire album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=202908&id=56468934918&saved