Rain of epic proportions!
Ok well, maybe it’s not all that bad; but the ponds are over-flowing and the cow pasture is really full! It’s still raining—if it were colder, I’m afraid we’d be snowed-in, like the rest of you. Instead, we have flash flood warnings, rain, mud, cold, rain, more rain… you get the idea.
For a brief moment—we’ll call it SATURDAY there was no rain. There was no snow. There was hardly any sun… however, we took a road trip.
To a little town out west named LAMPASES. Lampasas, Texas.
In all my years… I don’t recall ever being in Lampasas. I’ve been to a lot of different parts of this great state…but never there. It is a mere 3 hours from my home. I live on the edge of East Texas…and Lampasas I’d say is probably the gateway to West Texas… it’s NO Ft. Worth by any means… but it HAS been written about in song, anyway!
We’ve had another addition to the family. No baby this time. But a daughter in law! Yes, our youngest son got married Saturday.
Why haven’t I written of these impending nuptials, you ask?
Frankly, I don’t like weddings.
I said it. There are a lot of things I’ve written about here on the blog… but this isn’t one of them, until today.
You see—I am somewhat of a rebel and I married a rebel. When we married- The Honey told my dad, he wanted to marry me. He loved me. Being He was a much older man—you can probably guess, my dad wasn’t real happy about me marrying him. The day we married- his momma, made it quite clear how she felt about it too. Her prediction was—it won’t last a year! The Honey and I eloped almost 32 years ago. I’m a fan of elopement. Years later… I sat down with each of our children and told them. ELOPE. It sounds selfish to some—but I told them, don’t spend the money use it for something else. Elope or have a small intimate ceremony with a few friends or family. We have between us 4 daughters and 2 sons.
Mommas, your boys will grow up and marry someone else’s daughter. She will probably have been told she will have a big wedding, Blah, blah, blah… (Please don’t leave me hateful comments about weddings, marriage, the sacrament and sanctity of it all; I have no problems with marriage, remember, up there, I told you I don’t like weddings. I wasn’t kidding.)
But yes… a wedding is what dragged us to Lampasas.
I will say this. As weddings go—it was nice. The thing that made it worth while? My son! THIS SON… AND the look on his face when he said his vows to his bride. Of all my children—he is the one, that honestly—I thought would never marry. I thought if he did; he’d definitely elope. I saw that look on his face when he danced with her too. He is happy. That blesses this Momma’s heart.
Really, that’s one thing we want for our children— for them to grow up and be happy. He definitely looks happy.
With the round trip drive, the wedding and all—it was an ALL DAY event. Now—it’s back to business as usual… well, after this week.
** My oldest daughter will be having surgery this week… on Wednesday. She is Momma to one of my newest grandbabies. It’s a bit of a ‘sticky wicket’ as they say. So I’m asking for prayers for her and this situation this week. I appreciate it – more than you know!
‘Til next time, Be Blessed~ and stay warm and dry!
Trust Him in all things!