Saturday, October 5, 2013

We Only Have Today








Today my Mother married one of my Father's cousins. Both have lost their life spouses (my Dad) over the last few years due to long debilitating illnesses and have now found love again. 

The new groom is 12 years older than my Mother and needs open heart surgery (and more) over the next few weeks. Is she brave or foolish - it's not for me to say. We wish them both many happy times together, starting with today for none of us are assured of tomorrow are we?




It was a strange trip down memory lane as they were married in the same small village church we attended weekly as a family during my childhood. So many memories of my Dad, the church seems so much smaller now.




Some things like this view are just the way I remember them, which is rather reassuring.

42 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que sejam bem felizes é o que desejo! Emocionante! beijos,chica

" m(i)e " said...

congrats!!!

Joop Zand said...

Congratulations .....i hope they have a nice time together.

Lovely post Karen.

s.c said...

I with them all the luck in the world.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats, I wish them many happy years together! Lovely post! Have a happy weekend!

Erin said...

Karen
Wow!! Big news! This is a surprise. Thought it must have been your childhood church. Any pics of your family all dressed up?:)
Praying for your mum and new husband{{}} and for you all as you adjust to this new period in your life.

Marilyn said...

I wish them well, and happiness in this new stage of their lives. Beautiful little church, and that view is amazing.

Rosemary said...

Your mother looks wonderful - who could deny them both such happiness and joy at this stage in their lives. I do hope that all goes well in the weeks ahead when he has his surgery.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi Erin, unfortunately only myself and two of our children were able to make it due to flu and prior commitment, rather sad in some ways.

geanina said...

Lovely post!
Congratulations!! :)

Joyful said...

Congrats to your mom. She looks lovely and happy. It is so true that we only have today. We don't know what tomorrow brings. All the best to them both.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Congratulations, God Bless the newly weds !

Nancy said...

She was a beautiful bride and I pray they have many years together.....None of know what tomorrow holds so I think we need to live one day at a time in all the joy we can find....

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I pray they have many healthy years together and for his up coming suregery that all goes well and he has a speedy recovery. I do adore that church and its arched doorways. Memories, they are a blessing for much of the time.
GOD bless the new couple and may he fill their days with much love, happiness and good health.

Patchwork and Play said...

What hope for the future they must have to take this significant step? There is much to be learnt from such optimism!

Filip Demuinck said...

That a strange and romantic story. Congratulations.

Greetings,
Filip

Giga said...

Cieszę się, że Twoja Mama będzie znowu szczęśliwa. Pan młody pewno będzie miał szczęśliwą operację, bo ma dla kogo żyć. Pozdrawiam.
I am glad that your mom will be happy again. The groom definitely will have a happy surgery because he has to live for. Yours.

tinajo said...

Good luck to them - they look adorable! :-)

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Dirk Rosin said...

gratulerer ! fine bilder .

Lisa Gordon said...

Maybe strong, maybe brave, but surely both are very blessed. Congratulations!!!

TheChieftess said...

The sweetest of loves...

Lisa said...

Blessings to your family! What a lovely story - everyone should be so lucky to fall in love again xx

Sarah Lizzie said...

What a beautiful story! Who can deny anyone love and companionship and happiness throughout any stage of our lives! The photo of the sweet little village church is sublime....it must evoke many a wonderful memory of your childhood!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am very happy for them both!

Karen said...

Oh I think it's wonderful that they have each other! I wish them both all the happiness in the world.

Anita Johnson said...

How very sweet! I hope they have many wonderful years together!

Linda said...

How sweet! Best wishes to all.

Pradeepa said...

Beautiful! I wish them all the luck. I wish they have a wonderful life together for many more years.

Joy said...

Very touching. Congratulation to them:)

Jan said...

Many Blessings that all will go well for your Mother and Husband as they start this new phase of life. Praying they will have many happy and healthy years together.

Nina said...

Hi Karen,
Congratulations - such a touching serie of Photos form a very special moment! And as you write - we only have today!

Leovi said...

Beautiful ceremony, love is ageless, beautiful pictures!

magnolia0joaska - seize the moment said...

I wish THEM much happiness :*

flowersandhome said...

Congratulations! Wish them many happy years together.
Marian

Carla said...

Yes, we never know what tomorrow may bring. I hope they have years of happiness

NatureFootstep said...

so beautiful. I wish them all the best. :)

Michelle said...

Best wishes for their happiness. I admire you attitude about this transition in life.

Madge Bloom said...

How very precious.. may they be blessed...

Erica Sta said...

Dear Karen, what a wonderful day for your Mom, for you and the whole family. Congratulation for your Mom and her husband, many good years together in love and happiness.
She looks so happy in this moment on the pictures.

Sending all my very best wishes
from Bavaria, Heidrun

Rick said...

Good for them ! May they enjoy each other's company for as many years as the good LORD grants them. Hope the surgery goes well.

Isn't it strange how small places from former times appear.

diane b said...

It must be comforting to know that neither of them will be lonely in their old age. Hopefully all goes well with the operation. Lovely photos.

Elise Lea said...

What a blessing for both of them to have each other now. I pray the Lord will grant them health and happiness in their new life together!

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