Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday Thoughts: I Gained a Lovely Daughter

The message I heard over and over at the reception on Tuesday was how fortunate my son is.  His wife's family is amazing; they embody kindness and graciousness.  I'm happy to have our families connected through the marriage of our children. 


The night before the wedding, we all had a casual dinner with her family.  In a brilliant stroke of inspiration, we each wore a name tag with our name, as well as how we were related to the bride or groom.  That was a tremendous help to me.  It was so nice to visit with everyone.  I even learned that the bride's grandma knows my grandma, as they both worked in the temple together for many years. 

The past few days have gone perfectly.  What a happy occasion!  I hope the open house in our backyard will go as smoothly.

Thanks for occasions that bring families together.


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5 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo! You are a very blessed woman. xoxo

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  2. A strong faith and a strong family are essential - you are fortunate to have both.

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  3. Coming from big Catholic families those name tags sure do come in handy when introducing new family members. Imagine my Chinese DIL confusion about names and relationships. She has it down now after 9 years, in fact she is the go to gal as far as family lineage goes.

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  4. What a big happy family! Don't you just love it when you meet people you will be joint with turn out to be great people too!!! How fun.
    During our wedding both our grandmothers came to talk to eachother for the first time and it turned out they were cousins three times removed (don't know exactly how it's called in proper english, sorry) How great is that! Nice to hear you had a great time. And now all hands on for the next occasion next saturday.... Is this whole family coming to you now??? I'm sure it will turn out great. Try to relax a bit this weekend so you don't exhaust yourself?!

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  5. So pleased for the couple, the family, and so pleased for you. Best Wishes!

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