Monday, June 19, 2006

Wedding Bells and Happy Father's Day Weekend!

This past weekend, my oldest son, Jeremy, was in a friend's wedding. I was supposed to be at a book signing for God Allows U-Turns for Women in Whitehall, PA, but my "U-Turn Sisters" allowed me this time to be with my family at the wedding. Thank you Susan, Tammy, and Carolyn--you are so precious to my heart! I can't wait to hear all about the reading/discussion and signing!

The wedding was beautiful and the flower girl upstaged the bride by throwing and "re-throwing" her petals up and down the aisle! But the best part of any wedding is re-living your own when the vows are given. What made Terry and Danielle's wedding so memorable was the similarity to ours (minus the adorable flower girl!). The bridemaids' dresses were lime green; they played "The Wedding Song" and the "Lord's Prayer," and read from I Corinthians 13--all of which we had in our 1975 wedding! There was "passion" in the air.

Passion--what is it? Webster defines it as: "a compelling emotion or desire." Mark and I are more "passionate" about each other now than when we first married 30 years ago. That my dear friends is a tribute to our Lord Jesus Christ who made us one. Now we complete each other's sentences, we speak the same words at the same time, and some may say we look like each other (I'm the one with the hair!).

Thanks, sweetheart for 30 wonderful years! I'm sending this post to your e-mail! And thank you to my dear U-Turn sisters for allowing me to make yet another U-Turn back to the future--if only for one day!

Living Life Passionately,



Susan Skitt said...

Dear Connie,
In the last few months, I've witnessed a modern day miracle: a married couple more in love today than when they were first wed! You and Mark are a beautiful portrait of a marriage made in heaven. Why? Because your marriage is built on the love of Jesus Christ! Thank you for your example.
Your U-Turn sister,

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, Susan, for that beautiful comment. Yes, it's hard to believe that 30 years ago, I married my best friend, soulmate, and lover all wrapped into one. And it was love at first sight! I was surprised to read that couples who fall in love at "first sight" stay married for life--at least 98% of them! That's amazing, isn't it? God is so good!

Your U-Turn Big Sister!