July 17, 2012

PEARLS, BEADS, LACE and SWIRLIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I promise to Love you forever...   every single day of forever.


Ecru Satin, flowing lengths of lace, strings of beads, crystals, tulle and little flowers in pastel colors, lay in a gown box on Momma's cutting table.  

My mind swiftly goes to the wedding four months away.  The hopeless romantic heart in me, sings with merry notes because I have been a constant companion to the bride-to-be, just like a little attendant.

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It was such a great delight for me, even though I was 5 years her junior.  Some of her courtship secrets were shared together in fun and carefree spirits.  She is my eldest step-sister. 

I was always around her in so many things she loved doing like baking.  Trying very hard to show interest in her instructions, I hippety-hop and skitter around our large kitchen.  Almost always, I end up happily washing the pots and pans, which of course, I can do perfectly. 

This was going to be her moment of glory, as every girl dreams of, to glide down the aile in finery, love light in her eyes, in the arms of her parents, and right there at the altar, stands,
waiting proudly, her knight in shining armor.

Then to my mind, the beautiful strains of Pachelbel's Canon in D, with How Where When softly sang by a soprano, completes the march, echoing along the high ceilings of the Cathedral.  Birds flit-flapping around the stained glass windows, beats along to rhythm..

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The aile is covered in red carpet and in both sides, with white ribbons and flowing tulle, are vases of white Callas, lining up in beautiful array over to the altar, where they end up with two tall candle stands whereupon perches flickering customized candles. In between them, are the Royal Chairs and Kneelers. Oh to the magic of it all!

She has been through a real Chinese betrothal ritual, and mind you, it is long and costly on the part of the groom's family.  It is so exciting.  One day, there were lots of moon cakes delivered at home, and as I gathered, also to other members of the clan, as a way of announcement.

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Next, there were cloths of all kinds then the next, jewelries.... all delivered and arranged in the bridal bedroom.  Amidst this, I think about how precious a bride is to the groom's family.
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My mind flashes into the wonderful thought of the days and nights we will spend together, meandering at her bridal gown.  I am officially asked to assist, and my delight soars to the clouds.

I did.  I lovingly and wholeheartedly lavished my zeal on the craft.  That is where my heart sings along with, at every pearl, bead, crystal, I sewed on lace, beautiful notes fluted in the air.  It was a work of art.

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To the day I am redeemed, I think at how a bride will be in all glitters,of gold and pearls and all colorful gems, when we stand in the presence of the BRIDEGROOM at the appointed day.

Well, I sure will have my own time, at a gala wedding.  Come, everyone is invited.


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All Things

Love Bears All Things
Believes All Things
Hopes All Things
Endures All Things
Love Never Ends

Joanne & Kevin
18th  June 2011

Balance

For Every Storm
A Rainbow
For Every Tear
A Smile
For Every Care
A Promise
And A Blessing In Each Trial.
For Every Problem Life Sends
A Faithful Friend To Share.
For Every Sigh
A Sweet Song
And An Answer For Each Prayer


Perhaps Love

Perhaps Love Is Like A Resting Place,
A Shelter From The Storm,
It Exists To Give You Comfort,
It Is There To Keep You Warm.
And In Those Times Of Trouble
When You Are Most Alone
The Memory Of Love
Will Bring You Home.
If I Should Live Forever,
And All My Dreams Come True
My Memories Of Love Will Be Of You

Anne & Joe
                                                           
26th March 2011
 

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Revelation 19:7-9 ESV 

Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”




12 comments:

  1. I've never read a happier description! This made me happy just reading about your delight!

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  2. Yes, I think we are all going to be a beautiful bride when that time comes. Bless you sister Lolita:)

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  3. Oh... I just lost what I tried to write. Will try again..

    Beautiful, Lolita. I think your lovely handiwork must take such patience and love to sew on pearls and beads like this. I love Pachelbel canon in D. We don't hear it so much anymore. Does your sister read your blog? I bet she would love this. It's a beautiful tribute.

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  4. @V,

    Hello there, friend!

    Happy that you could come. Yes, it was such a happy memory for me.

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  5. @Joy,

    Yes, I shall await with great anticipation, the Wedding Day.

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  6. @Pam,

    Patience is necessary yet when joy comes into a craft, it is less than a labor.

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  7. Yes, that is true, Lolita! Joy makes all the difference.

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  8. Oh, the joy and hope for a bright future...sigh...

    And, we as brides of our Beloved....one day...

    Beautiful. I hope your sister is blessed. I know we are!

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  9. I can imagine what joy you bring to the family, just being in the room and the way God's love flows through you. Thank you for this glimpse into the sacred union of marriage through your eyes in the place you call home. Blessings to you.

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  10. @Shelly,

    Thanks for coming and see my youthful glimpses in my eyes.

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  11. @D,

    Sigh..... I am waiting with longing too.

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