25th Anniversary Disappointment . . . and Surprise

I’ll tell you the surprise first:  The couple celebrating their 25th anniversary are in their 90s.

 

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The disappointment was that they’d planned to celebrate out of town with family, but a recent hospital stay and the resulting move to assisted living kept them in town. Their church family stepped in and planned a celebration . . . because this couple is a blessing to so many—and the least we could do is bless them!

 

After church last Sunday, they entered a basic “fellowship hall” quickly transformed to bring sparkles to their eyes.

 

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Several ladies created the delicious food with the idea of “old school” bridal shower in mind.

 

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I created the decorations with the same thoughts:

  • tulle
  • wedding bells
  • flower petals
  • pearls
  • rice
  • baby’s breath
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The “expected” punch bowl embellished with baby’s breath. Details matter! (Thanks for that little lesson, Mom.)

 

Then we added a bit of modern bling.

 

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The “table for two” seen at so many of today’s wedding receptions was the pièce de ré·sis·tance.

 

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The bride and groom loved it!

 

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You wouldn’t know it, but these two have appeared here at My Place before. He’s a veteran, and she knits beautiful prayer shawls. They are jewels in our community.

 

Who are jewels in your community? Won’t you please leave a comment and tell us?

Gratitude is a great way to begin the weekend!

Comments

  1. Stories like this fill me with so much joy and hope. What a beautiful job. Sorry to hear about their setback. Blessings to them.

  2. How very special this couple is!! I send along my hugs and prayers to them!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this lovely, kind event that you were a part of.

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