3/3/09

Fifth Photo Tagged

I was tagged by Martha to open my fifth photo folder and post the fifth photo in that folder. This photo is from my sister's wedding in 2005. My husband is escorting my dear Grandma Helen to her seat. The wedding was held outdoors, overlooking beautiful Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. This photo is bittersweet. The wedding and the weeks leading up to it were delightful and full of celebrations - the bridal shower, a small bachelorette party that involved a surprise limo ride through the Black Hills and a stop for dinner at our favorite restaurant in Hill City, an authentic British tea for the ladies in the backyard a day or two beforehand, and a rehearsal dinner at a local park with our favorite Chinese restaurant catering. One of our good friends and I shared matron of honor duties. Another good friend was the impromptu coordinator and later stayed in our cabin, snoring all night - although we were all too wound up to sleep well anyway! The bitter part is that Grandma passed away less than a month later. We four granddaughters (my sis, our cousins, and I) were all very fond of her and she is still deeply missed. But I rejoice that she was able to be there for all four of our weddings and that I was able to see her again that summer and see how excited she was about my sister's wedding.
If you want to play along, consider yourself tagged.

8 comments:

DebD said...

great photo! And a sweet story behind it too. May your grandma's memory be eternal.

elizabeth said...

beautiful. What a beautiful gift that she had such lovely times with you.

i have memories of my great aunt being so happy at my sister's wedding. she fell before the reception (but after the wedding) and never recovered from it. so a sweet memory but sad too.

May our beloved loved ones departed be remembered alwasy by God in His Kingdom.

Memory Eternal.

Letters From Midlife said...

Great photo and great story. Thanks for sharing it.

Pres. Kathy said...

May her memomry be eternal.

Janelle said...

What a sweet memory! I loved hearing about it.

Mimi said...

Oh, sniff, sniff. What a beautiful post, and a beautiful photo. May your Grandma Helen's Memory be Eternal.

Marfa said...

What a nice memory! I can relater: My grandmother only came to my wedding, she didn't make it to my sisters. She passed away a year later after I was married, so all my wedding photos with her in it are precious to me, and my favorite photo of all is the one she took of me and Rob, a casual but sweet photo!

Meadowlark Days said...

Thank you, everyone! I loved hearing your memories.