Posts Tagged ‘wedding’
So I was trying to remember 2009 so that my last post of the year chould be a review of sorts…but I really couldn’t remember anything.
So then I went through my facebook photo albums and the ones that stand out the most are (in no particular order):
1. day in the park/beach – in Jan, Brett decided that for his birthday celebrations he was going to help out with a take-the-kids-from-an-orphanage-out-for-the-day-to-the-beach-and-love-them-day thing…and he invited people to go and help out, and i went, and it was awesomtastic. then in april and again in november some people from our church organised a take-the-kids-from-an-orphanage-out-for-the-day-to-the-park-and-love-them-day thing and once again i decided to join in. and again it was awesomtastic. i’m not the most kid-friendly person in the world…like, i would suck at being a kindergarten teacher, but i really do enjoy spending time with kids and just loving on them and making them feel wanted and loved and adored and listened to and whatever, even if it was for one day atleast they got to feel special.
2. vision k/youth/scripture union camp – as i said, i would suck at being a kindergarten teacher. and i would probably suck at being a middle/high school teacher as well, but if i had to choose, i would go for the middle/high school age group. so i’ve talked a bit about my exploits with vision k this year, and i may have mentioned the scripture union leadership camp as well – can’t remember, but yea, both of those and the youth group at my church have been highlights in my life this year. i truly do enjoy hanging out with youth and finding out where they are and if possible helping in their journey towards adulthood. i’ve been through the teenage years myself, and sometimes i still act like i’m going through them, and i remember how hard it was for me, so any help i can give someone else…
3. turning 25 – i liked turning 25. scary, yet…super cool. like i felt like i was finally an adult in a lot of ways. turning 26 is not scary, but it feels kinda sucky, don’t know if i’m going to enjoy it much.
4. namrock/baptism – so wrote a lot on namrock, and wrote about getting baptised. and definite highlights they were.
5. worship team – lots of memories. lots of laughs. lots of growing. thankfulness.
6. http://tsholo.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/worship-setlist-september-27-2009/ – i’ve been to PE quite a few times, and i always…well, i guess hate is a strong word but…well, it’s the right word. i always hated it. i was ok with like 2 days, but after that i was ready to leave. this year my dad moved to PE, then my sister also moved there. at the end of the year my lil bro is also moving there. so it will just be me and my mom in the western cape (sadness). but yea, the visit in september was so awesomtastic, i didn’t want to leave. and i’m looking forward to visiting again first week of next year…and throughout 2010. PE Love!
7. flatmating – had a super awesomtastic flatmate this year. i learned a lot from her and i totally appretiate the flatmate she was and all the talks and all the laughs and discovering “The OC” together and our late night dvd’ing and sms’ing each other from the other side of the wall and the sharing and all of it, it’s been great Lindz, will miss sharing a flat with you.
8. music and friends – the south african music scene is wow! and it’s even better when it’s live, and it’s shared with friends. new altum, flat stanley, just jinjer, aking, gravity wins again, straatligkinders, irvine, lua union, the lottery tickets, heldervue, black markets riots, 3rd world spectator, saint fearless, the rescue, tree63, the arrows, bed on bricks – just off the top of my head. memorable moments also include: being kidnapped and forced to go to the beach at 2 am when i was working the next morning, sneaking into the botanical gardens after it was closed and having a photo shoot after making a 20 minute video of us talking nonsense, TEAM AWESOMTASTIC, awesomtastic enGAGE dinners at Ginos and awesomtastic cricket watching at Ginos, SUPER inappropriate conversations and the birth of SOKs…and so much more…I really thank God for friends!
and then two more not in the photo albums, just to round it off
9. blogging – nablopomo(?) was really good for my blogging…blogging everyday for a month is not easy, totally respect those who do it year round. good and challenging. blogging has been so good for me though. it’s been a place for me to just spill what’s in my head onto something else and just get it out of my system so that it doesn’t take over. so thank you for reading.
10. God – lots of up and downs, lots of screaming and shouting, lots of late night pop-corn and cookies and ice-cream (He loves those), lots of laughing, lots of reminders, lots of fulfilled promises, lots of pouring on of LOVE, lots of us time, too much ingnoring from my side, lots of forgiveness, lots of convictions, lots of happiness and joy, more love and more reminders, lots of blessings, lots of breathe, lots of guidance, lots of mercy and grace, more love, lots of comforting, lots of more reminders for/to hope, lots of everything. Everything and LOVE!
and one more that had nothing to do with me but stands out this year was the wedding of the fish and TBV…read about it here.
I attended a wedding this past weekend and wow…beautiful!!! Brett “Fish” Anderson, my pastor, was getting married to “The Beautiful” Valerie and she looked even more beautiful than usual. The whole wedding was o-m-g!
top 3 moments of the wedding:
coming in 3rd:
instead of the dum dum da da dum song when the bride comes in they had a drum beat thing going…there were like 20 people scattered throughout the audience with djembe drums and they were all beating the same rhythm as she walked in
2nd place goes to:
the worship session…like you know how at Christian weddings they usually have that awkward 2 worship song deal and no one’s really worshipping and it’s all awkward and you don’t really know what to do…at this wedding they had a full on 30 minute worship session…so awesome!
and the winner:
Val’s face as Brett was reading the vows to her. she looked so beautiful at that moment…there was soooo much love in her face…
Another thing I really liked about this wedding was that it was so Brett and Val…and I don’t mean that the focus was on them (which it obviously was), I mean it was so representative of their characters. For instance, Val’s dress had black lining in it…never seen a wedding dress with black before, and that was representative of how she always stands out and does her own thing and how’s she’s uniquely Val…and brett’s hair was purple (yes, really)…and their vows, oh my gosh…it was just so them…not like a cookie-cutter wedding (not that I’m saying the other weddings I’ve been to were).
Oh yes, and they had those japanese game show things (youtube them…get it, instead of google them…anyway) playing on the big screen in the background while we were waiting for the ceremony to start…funny!
Brett’s speech at the reception was so long, he went into preaching mode and it took 50 minutes for just his speech…but everything they both said was beautiful and true and all good stuffs. Brett’s spreach (speech + preach) included a message to the singles in the room, then some advice for the marrieds as well and it was really cool…nothing new, but great reminders.
The food was really good and there was dancing afterwards which was fun! Love dancing with enGAGE peeps, they are so much fun on the dance floor.
The reason I think I might have enjoyed this wedding more than others is because it was the first wedding I went to where I fully grasped the meaning of marriage…or maybe not fully, but you get what I’m saying I hope. Like, it’s the first time where I understood the big picture…you know, the whole earthly marriage being a picture of our relationship with God (us being Joshua Davidson’s bride). And to be honest, I’ve never been big on weddings (just the wedding, not marriage)…I didn’t actually want a wedding cos I didn’t see the significance, but having been there to witness Brett and Val exchanging their vows and publicly declaring their love and intentionality towards each other made me see weddings a bit differently.
So all in all, a great wedding…and hopefully (prayerfully) someday mine will be too.