Sunday, July 12, 2009

Nothing

I didn't finish a single book this week.


I received a bookbox in the mail. Here it is. Unopened.


Here is my TBR stack on Monday.


Here is my TBR stack today. Nothing read.

I got notices that books were in at the library. The books are still sitting at the library.

So why such a book-less week? Have I been ill? Away on vacation? Caring for the sick?

No, it was happy news....My son got married!

His sweet bride-to-be and her s-mom have been working on this for months. Cake, flowers, reception hall, dj...slowly everything started to come together.

It's the scary parts you remember, I bet. H lost her engagement ring. J lost his driver's license and you have to have a dl to get a marriage license. Our preacher retired just before H&J were getting married and we couldn't find anyone else to marry them. And H&J wanted to get married outside, at the park, where they had their first date. Outside, mind you, in July, here on the Gulf Coast of Texas. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Temps run in the high nineties during July.

And H wanted her dog in the wedding.

Her mom was caring for H's grandpa. Would her mom be able to come to the wedding?

And at 2:30 yesterday, it was pouring down rain.

And where was the music?

The bride?

At five minutes till three, the rain stopped. We wiped down the chairs. There was suddenly a cool breeze and temp dropped ten degrees.

The music arrived.

The bride arrived.

Every chair was filled, and even the bride's mom was able to come.

I've never seen a more perfect wedding.

The bride walked down the path in the park, and she was radiant. J was glowing. J&H exchanged vows, exchanged rings (H's mom gave H a ring from H's g-ma), and a beautiful prayer was said. We all quietly thanked God for everything working out.

And that's why I read nothing this week.

13 comments:

Vasilly said...

Wow! That was a lot going on. last week. I hope this week is less adventurous but just as great.

Memory said...

That's a pretty good reason not to read anything! Congratulations to your son and his new wife.

claire said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds! You are so excused for this week. :)

Frances said...

Best wishes to all! What a lovely reason to skip the books. Happy reading this week then.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes life trumps reading - not often, but sometimes. This was one of those times. Our son got married in December. I can relate. And the books will still be there.

okbolover said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds.

That's a lovely box to receive in the mail. I'm green with envy.

Lori L said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds! after all of that feel free to take another week off, LOL!

Robin said...

What a fun post! Congratulations to the newlyweds, and may you have some nice, quiet reading time next week!

Belle said...

Congratulations! I loved how everything came together to create such perfection!

JoAnn said...

Congratulations to all - what a perfect reason to put the books aside!

debnance said...

Ahhh, thank you, guys, for all your sweet congratulatory remarks! I've been floating since the wedding...though I have jumped back into Blue Highways finally!

regularrumination said...

So exciting! Congrats to you and your family :)

Gavin said...

What a wonderful way to spend a week! Congratulations and I love the photo.