Dear Audrey –
So we've come to the week of your wedding. How exciting. There is so much to do and so many activities going on around you – you're in the middle of your very own magical fairytale of delights. You are absolutely glowing!
I have seen the beautiful things your parents have planned for your wedding. It has been touching to watch the love in their hearts as they have prepared to share with friends and loved ones a celebration in your honor, for the love of you, for the love you have found.
Enjoy the time. Enjoy your guests. Look deeply into Ben's eyes on the day you make covenant. Make your promises and mean it. The things you say on this day, the vows you take, will be among the greatest things you'll ever do your whole life through.
Dance and laugh. Soak it all in. Celebrate. Give everyone attending the joy of seeing a good, hearty loving kiss when the minister says you can.
Sometime before the day is done, give your mom and dad and brother a minute of your time. Connect with them like no one else in the room, save Ben, and thank them for their love, for the preparation and for the home and heritage you are taking with you as you begin your life with Ben. Be sure as you step into this new time and adventure, you leave behind great love and gratitude for the people who brought you to this dance!
Be blessed in your marriage to Ben, my sweet Audrey!…Jeanie
NOTE TO AUDREY – And please do try all 3 types of cake!
Pictured: some of Audrey's artwork; Audrey with her mom, Audrey with her dad