Another One Launched
Earlier this month our youngest son…who is still two years old, the last time I checked…married the love of his life.
If you’re keeping track, this whole “kid getting married” thing is still pretty new to us. This is the third ceremony in 20 months. The addition of Carleigh means our family has officially jumped by 50% since 2020 (and we’re on track to add another and another soon!). Our fourth and final is now the only kid still at home, and I’ve made her promise she won’t get married until she’s 30.
Each ceremony so far has brought with it a similar set of feelings that you get with big life events crammed so closely together: the first ceremony, with all of its “are-we-doing-this-right?” making it up as we went along. The second ceremony, with all of its “we-just-did-this-28-days-ago,-we-got-this” bravado. The third ceremony, with all of its “hey-old-pro,-don’t-miss-this-moment” self-talk.
And it was in that third that I think God allowed us to see his grace, even in the whirlwind of so much life happening in such a short span of time. Yes, another wedding, but one so very unique to Jase and Carleigh. Yes, another daughter, but one who brings her own delightful spin to our family makeup. Yes, another empty bed in our house, but one that marks a huge transition: all sons grown and gone, one daughter remaining (until she’s 30).
So rejoice with us, friends. And if you think about it, Venmo me some funds: I hear that next wedding is gonna be the expensive one.