2012 has been the Year of Weddings for me. I’ve had the privilege of performing three wedding ceremonies and being the mother of the bride once. Each was unique and each was special to me.
The wedding of Megan Dearman and Scotty Porter was the first I had ever officiated. I was Megan’s children’s minister fifteen years ago when she was a preschooler. To get to say ‘I now pronounce you husband and wife’ at her wedding was the icing on the wedding cake!
I loved Dr. Don Beach and Susan Basden the first time I met them at Crosspoint Church. I knew we were destined to be great friends. When they asked me to perform their wedding, I couldn’t have been more excited.
Sabrina Stroud and Cameron Roberson said their vows in the quaint chapel at Point Mallard Park. One very important guest made His presence known by directing the sun to hit the window at exactly the right moment during the ceremony, projecting a cross in front of the couple.
My own baby girl walked the aisle in a white satin dress in August. When I offered to perform the ceremony, she said, “No, Mom. I want you to just be my mom at my wedding.” So that’s what I did. I helped her put on her dress, her 5″ black heels, and her veil. Then I took my seat and watched with joy as Cassie and Chris began their life together. She said I would cry, but I proved her wrong.