Of course there were lots of memories from 2010. I'll post some of the year's best pictures soon- pictures of roadtrips, of family fun, of crazy kids, of birthday parties, and of adventures. But if I was going to say how I will mostly remember 2010: This was the year we lost my last remaining Grandparent and this was the year of weddings.
We started the year with Grandmomma's death, she passed away in January. She had a severe stroke 3-years earlier so while we mourned the fact that she would no longer be here with us, we all felt like we lost her, the real her, long ago. In January, we reallly celebrated that she was finally healed, that she was finally where she wanted most to be- HOME. We enjoyed our time with family, pouring over pictures and recalling memories. It was bittersweet, of course, but I'll mostly remember the sweet.
THE WEDDING (3)
All of the 2010 weddings were so special to us. But I'm sure no one would fault me for saying that the day my brother was married to a woman I am so thankful to now call sister, was my very favorite. My favorite day of the whole year, probably. The wedding was wonderful, it was such a privaledge to stand beside them as they were united, and I am so excited to see what the Lord does in their lives as they begin this journey together.
RRL and I were in the wedding party. And KJ and Cbug were both ringbearers this time. They felt so big walking down the aisle in their shirts that matched the groomsmen. M & S were so thoughtful about how they included the boys. KJ marched down the aisle like a pro (this was his third ring-bearer-appearance afterall), but Cbug was a big more cautious. He walked VERY SLOWLY, zig-zagging down the aisle to be sure he didn't step on any of the flowers that the flower-girl had already deposited. They were both super handsome, and were fast asleep with Nonna and Papa Jim, long before the ceremony was over. The picture of KJ below with M & S is just a small glimpse into why we are so thankful to call my brother's new bride "Aunt S". She is so tender and attentive to our kids, even on her own wedding day.