June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Just an Update.

For starters, Thank you so much for your words, your thoughts and prayers. This has been one of the hardest things I have done, I cried so much these last two weeks, if I had known what a nervous breakdown was I would have thought I was having one. Okay that aside.

The wedding was lovely in every way. Beautiful bride, handsome groom. Great food and lots and lots of terrific people. Making new friends and renewing old ones. We are very blessed and thankful.

William has been our clown, our humor, and as Makenzie's Grandmother says, " Our sweet William."
In his 26 years of life, we have barely had a cross word. When he told me he was picking songs for the Mother/Son dance. The first thing out of my mouth was, " Oh No William! No, I can't do that? I will cry in front of all of those people, and besides I am like a ox on the dance floor." He said it was too bad, but he wouldn't tell me what song.  So first thing after the vows and dinner was the mother/son dance.

The song he has picked by Johnny Cash was, " You are my sunshine." I was a wreck. William is taller than me by at least a foot and that is with heels. We both were crying. He was named after my Dad. My Dad was a big man too. In fact, as a little girl I thought in my little kid mind, that my Dad was bigger than God. William didn't know this as I had never told him, but when I was a little, little girl, my Dad would pick me up in his arms and dance around the room singing "You are my sunshine."  Later Ben said, " I saw you dancing with William and then I looked and Dad was crying, so I just turned and walked away I couldn't take it."

They did traditional as well as their own vows. Of course, Ron and I both cried through those too as did everyone in the place. But then at the end he said, " When I was about six years old, I read in Winnie-the-Pooh and from that time on I wanted to say that to the one I would marry, now I get to say this to Makenzie, "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." I don't think there was a dry eye in the place.

Those are the sweet things, too many to count. I am more tired than I ever thought I could be, and there is still work to do. My house looks like a disaster area, the tent is picked up but there is still so much to do like unhooking power cables and all of that. I don't have any dishtowels left in my kitchen so of course I have to do laundry.
But I am very happy and proud. But so glad this thing is over. Now it can rain all it wants.
Thank you again so much for your thoughts and prayers. I couldn't have done it without you.

Makenzie's Dad giving her to William, Ron and I are looking on.
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
---A.A. Milne


  1. So pleased to read your account of a truly lovely and most special day ...

    Wishing everyone all happiness and a brilliant 2016 too!

    All the best Jan

  2. Aw! I have tears in my eyes! How beautiful! I'm so glad it went so well! God blessed! Now, try to rest a little bit. Well done, good mama.

  3. Goodness! Weddings just bring out the tears, don't they? I'm so glad it went off just fine.

  4. Just precious. I have a William also and can relate to so much of this. You rest...take it all in...enjoy!!! You are reaping the many seeds you have sown. Congratulations to all!!!

  5. Oh dear Kim, crying at weddings makes it so more special because they are emotions that comes from the heart where all the good things are stored. No shame in crying, it's such a gift, isn't it?

    It would be terrible not to allow deep emotions to come out at such a special occasion. I'm so glad everything went so well but also glad the event came to pass so you can now give yourself time to relax and rest before you get sick and run down.

    Wishing William and Makenzie all happiness together.

  6. Ahh those moments when your adult children surprise you with their thoughtfulness are so special. (Not that your kids or mine are not always thoughtful, but you know what I mean). Glad everything went well. Now you need to find some time to rest and reflect so you can enjoy it all again.

    The last Milne quote you used is one of my favorite, as a matter of fact I just sent it to my daughter a couple of weeks ago.

  7. Just reading this post got me all teary. Sounds like a beautiful, perfect day.
    Congrats to you for pulling this off. Now take time for yourself. You deserve it!
    Hugs :)

  8. Sounds perfect to me and your were worried!

  9. How sweet! Your family is not only talented but y'all have such kind, loving hearts! I'm blessed to know you, sweet Kim!

  10. Ok, now I'm all teary too. Just beautiful memories. A perfect day

  11. It sounds wonderful and beyond that very special. I was tearing up just reading your words. Now I hope you can rest some....

  12. lovely, so thankful for you all. having your dreams come true, is sometimes difficult but more so, very very sweet.

  13. And I am crying too!!! Kim, what a beautiful post! I just read the other posts leading to this wonderful glorious day, my heart is so full!
    I am so sorry I haven't been here to encourage you, I just haven't been on line!
    After reading your previous posts, I am so proud of you, you are truly a very gracious and strong woman!
    Now get some much needed rest!
    You probably already know this but it is worth repeating, your son's name means protector, He sounds like such a wonderful son, wishing both William and Makenzie much happiness!
    Much love from me to you!,

  14. Well now I am starting my morning all teary eyed, but it's a good feeling! It just sounds soo wonderful and sweet. What a precious son you have. Soo glad it all went well. Looking forward to more details later, but for now rest sweet lady, you have earned it!

  15. I am such a sucker for weddings! This was wonderful, Kim. You probably feel like a limp noodle, but you will be pulling up the memories of this beautiful time for years to come. I did it 3 times, but never learned the art of just chilling and letting it happen. :) Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures and stories. It looks like a magazine story.

  16. One word :Beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and pictures with us. You are a blessed woman, and I'm so happy for you that the day was filled with such sweet emotion and happy moments, and warm memories of your dad.


  17. And now I am almost crying too! I love the Winnie the Pooh quote...what a wonderful thing to say to his bride!! You have done such a good job raising great kids! I don't know them, really, but I can just tell!!

  18. awesome kim, i just knew it would be!! and of course there has to be a mother son dance, especially for you!!!

    that pooh quote is my favorite pooh quote (and there are some really good pooh quotes) and i read that last quote every single day. i have that quote, mines a little longer, on my fireplace mantle, so i am sure to see it every day!!!

    it was so good to hear from you today!!!

  19. Hi Kim! I saw photos on FB and came over to hear/see more. Congrats on William's wedding and your new DIL. Each time I read your blog I wish we could sit and have a big coffee visit! <3 u, Donna Schoen

  20. Oh Kim, it all looks so lovely. And you have me crying at my computer. What a sweet, sweet young man you have raised, and what a lucky woman to claim him as her husband. Well done, good and faithful mama.

  21. Kim, what a beautiful wedding!! I know what you felt the day of the Wedding you are seeing all the years flood in front of you with your child now grown. It's so overwhelming the love you feel as you see the new chapter of their life begin. Congrats you did a great job of raising your son. Hugs cheri

  22. Congratulations! What a beautiful day and you made it through!!!

    Blessings to you and yours.


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