12 December has come and gone…but
a day we will
always remember in our hearts. God far exceeded our expectation on this
special day for Jonathan and Sapphire. The day started out being
overcast but around lunch time the sun finally came out smiling and
what a beautiful day it turned out to be.
Dave, in a spiffy grey suit and
tied the knot for the new beautiful couple who looked absolutely
stunning, in a cozy BaptistChurch
in Epsom (central Auckland)!
David did a wonderful job and gave a beautiful message on marriage.
After the wedding, the new Mr.
and Mrs. Jonathan
went to the home where Opa now resides and had pictures taken with
him. From there they went to One Tree Hill, a beautiful
park with scattered trees and beautiful flowers as well as numerous
sheep and cows, to have more wedding pictures taken. It also has a nice
restaurant which is the place they held their reception.
What can I say about the reception? God was
there and everything fell into place. Our Island Breeze family did us
proud by their singing, haka (Maori chant, now often used with
scripture) and blessing of the
couple. Leilani also blessed her brother
and new sister with a Hawaiian praise hula. Sapphire’s family sang a
song for Jonathan which was very moving. They totally honoured our
family and Oma.
Speaking of Oma - she
partied till about
in the evening and thoroughly enjoyed herself and was blessed to
witness the marriage of her first grandchild. A beautiful gift from our
Thank you to those who
sent emails, cards
gifts. The best man read all the emails that had come in. YOU also made
this day special for the new couple and the rest of the family. We
missed you and will be sending you some pictures as we get them.
(See the Untold Story Behind the "I Do!")
Wishing you all a very Blessed
Christmas and a
fabulous New Year – 2005 – filled with God’s richest blessings.
and a Happy 2005
David & Lydia, Jonathan &
Sapphire and Leilani