my favorite two pictures from our anniversary this year are from the two main celebrations...
and this one at Ravinia celebrating with friends!
as i think back to that beautiful june day.... i remember the giddiness that matched the anticipation that had gained speed after a year (well really many more than that) of waiting... I also remember the fun of getting ready with my best girl friends, taking pictures, not being able to talk to my dad before he walked me down the aisle because i was about to cry and the moment of finally meeting my groom at the end of the aisle. i remember taking so many pictures that my my cheeks ached from smiling and dancing the night away with nearly everyone at our wedding! and i remember leaving the reception and starting our new life together as the Luke Macdonalds. (if you can't tell that i'm grinning, i am)
i intently remember standing at the wedding on the stage of the sanctuary listening to two of our worship leaders sing a song we had chosen and thinking 'this is almost over... this all went so fast!' the words of that song are so meaningful to me... i know we screw up like crazy and don't get it right a lot of days... but with God at the center He gives us strength & power & joy.
here's the lyrics to Everything by Tim Hughes