Joy Abounds: Special Memories Leading up to the Wedding

Y’all, we have a lot to catch up on! Some were surprised not to know Jesse was in a relationship. While our family is very public, for the sake of privacy for individual family members, on different relationships, we choose to keep it quiet based on preference. Jesse enjoyed an amazing courtship, and we’ll share more on that later.

Obviously planning a wedding during COVID-19 time held its interesting twists. Jesse and his new bride handled it beautifully. They knew the important key was their Christ-honoring, marriage union and having family there to witness it. The wedding was in a state where it was considered essential but still limited to a small number. Because of restrictions, they couldn’t have a reception.

Anyway, because Anna and Mary have been over at Christopher’s house so much to help with the kids, some of our last days together were very precious. I’ll share a glimpse into special times during these past few weeks.


Jesse moving his things out
Anna, Jesse, and Mary have enjoyed Sunday evening walks together for quite some time. These three share a special bond. I grabbed their picture as they were headed out for their last one with Jesse single.
We had a special prayer time for Jesse before he left.
Last Sunday lunch with Jesse (single :))
Saying good-bye to Jesse as he headed out two days earlier than we did.
Bridesmaids chats: Jesse and Anna’s sisters
Special times
Checking out a photo location Friday with the to-be bride and groom
At our VRBO

“Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and
keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall
serve him, and cleave unto him.”
(Deuteronomy 13:4