Celebrating 28

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Celebrating 28 years with a bottle of French rosé.

My walk down the aisle twenty-eight years ago was as much a celebration of freedom from the constraints of my conservative upbringing in the Mennonite culture as it was the joyful anticipation of a life with the man that waited for me at the front of the church in his white tuxedo, Tom Seleck mustache and steel blue eyes.
As my dress billowed around me in a cloud of white and my train swished majestically behind me in Princess-Diana style, the happy thoughts floating around in my head could never have imagined the myriad of experiences my husband and I would share on the long journey stretching ahead of us, when we were at the blush of its beginning. My heart was filled with joy, and neither the sorrowful and disapproving look in my mother's eyes as she surveyed my "worldly dress" nor my father's solemn face with nary a trace of emotion could dim the happiness in my heart.

The wedding was all I ever hoped for and my dress the most beautiful thing I had ever worn.  It was a day to be treasured and remembered forever.  For the giving away of one's heart to another and pledging to stay together 'in sickness and health 'till death do us part' is a wonderfully sacred thing.

The years, all twenty-eight of them, brought many changes in our lives, along with the unconditional love and acceptance from my parents which, in the end, won out over the judgmental religious views they felt obligated to keep initially. Marriage has been a beautiful thing for my husband and me.  It has deepened our love, strengthened our commitment and solidified our belief that we can face anything together.

As I anticipate the marriage of my daughter next month, I know that she, too, will be filled with joyous expectation as she walks down that aisle to join her heart with the man she loves. And while my dress is too 1980's for her, she will look lovely in the dress of her choice. And I'm sure it will be the most beautiful dress she's ever worn.


  1. Such a lovely post Naomi! Hope you'll share some images from your daughter's big day with us!

  2. The most beautiful feeling in the world is to become a bride, and more beautiful than this feeling is seeing your daughter walk down the aisle wearing your bridal dress. I am sure she will look lovely.

  3. Beauti Queen amazing kolkata escorts agency alwyas ready for you at your doorstep. Beauti Queen provide you high profile independent girl in kolkata, escorts service in kolkata, kolkata escorts. If you are looking for the ultimate encounter in Kolkata then I am your sophisticated young Kolkata escorts that provides upscale companionship for making your night becomes true.
    Escorts Service in Kolkata
    Escorts in Kolkata

  4. The Indian Exotic female escorts in Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi are here waiting for you, because we know that most of national and international travelers want to make their score in India with hot escorts serving as sexy playmate. Visit my site links -
    Independent Escorts Service Udaipur
    Independent Escorts Service Kolkata
    Independent Escort Service Delhi
    Dehradun Escorts
    escort services near me
    Call girls Service in Mumbai

  5. Welcome to my own site make your mood. in where that you can value that how Chennai escorts administrations delivering by method for me and my restrictive administrations at above Chennai Escorts every single moderate bill at 24 hours. By and by a days, individuals are dwelling disagreeable and riotous ways of life. This is for the reason that they are Chennai Escorts confronting distinctive fights over a mind-blowing span. With the goal that you could overcome it, unique decisions are obtainable for them (free escorts in Chennai offering by methods for me). Likewise, you must invest some vitality for yourself.

    Chennai Escorts
    independent Escorts in Chennai
    Chennai Escort Agency
    Chennai Escort
    Escorts in Chennai
    Call Girls in Chennai
    Chennai Escort Service
    Independent Chennai Escorts
    Russian Escorts in Chennai

  6. Hot,sexy and busty housewife escort services in Delhi, provided by Delhi escorts, If you want to do erotic activities with lovely housewives then contact us.
    Escorts In Delhi

  7. Are you looking for a reliable essay writing service provider that will deliver well-knit essays on any given subject matter at the best industry price? Well, look nowhere else, and choose to hire the best cheap essay writing service provider in your country.
    MyAssignmenthelp.com happens to be one of the oldest essay writing companies in the business. Throughout these years, our experts have served a great variety of requests on various proposal essays. If you have a problem with your due proposal essay paper, we can help you solve that just the way you want, irrespective of the proposal essay topics.

  8. Such a nice blog post on this topic. MyAssignmenthelp is a leading reputable essay help and writing services company in UK. We have 4000+ professional Essay writer. All writers of always updated, professional and experienced. My Site also provides Thesis,Essay, Homework assignment writing and coursework help. you can get free sample papers.

  9. Assignment Help services provide needy help to all students who require assistance for completing their works. After reading the post, if anyone need help for writing their assignments then visit greatassignmenthelp to make your work done on time.
    Assignment Help Online
    Online Assignment Help
    Assignment Help Online Services
    Assignment Helper
    Assignment Assistance
    Assignment Help Experts
    Online Assignment Help Services

  10. We have the world’s best history helpers who have acquired their Ph.D. degrees in the field from reputed Universities. They have an experience of at least 7 years in academic writing. Your history homework can take many shapes. It can be a research paper or an essay. No matter what type of history homework you have been assigned.

    Not many of you know this, but once you find an answer to the query "Who can do my college homework?”, you open up a world of possibilities. You don’t have to worry about missing deadlines for your college homework assignments anymore. All you need to do is to place an order with our 3000+ PhD-qualified writers. Get top-notch help with college homework, and focus on the fun things this term.

    Our team of 3000+ experts provides guidance with a wide variety of subjects and covers over 100+ areas of science. Most of our writers are PhD graduates and retired professors with years of experience in dealing with various fields of science subjects. Our experts on science homework helpers online provide comprehensive solutions on each and every topic.

  11. Our Assignment help online assistance has minimum turnaround time. If you are running out of time to turn in your assignment, click and hire an expert. Java Assignment help

  12. A special thanks to My Assignment Help for providing a well-written assignment. You guys were a savior to me. Will contact you soon for my upcoming assignments. You can email us at cs@Myassignmenthelpau.Com or Phone Number: +61-2-8005-8227

  13. Now you can look like you're headed to every day, with our range of women's pinafore dresses. We are low-key living for dungaree dress womens.

  14. Choosing the best service provider can be a bit difficult as you can find many other assignment websites. There are several features for the reason that we call ourselves the assignment service providers. So if you need My Assignment Help for Australian Students then Contact us and Get the assignment Help and if you face any other difficulties Visit our website page and resolve your Problems.

  15. I suggest all members choose assignment help Australia for the best guideline in your academia. The perfect and expert assistant your requirement and learning assignment project by the university.

  16. The professionals who provide assignment help online, prepare original papers from scratch that guarantees nothing less than A+ grades.

  17. Whether you are struggling with SWOT or PESTLE analysis with your Enron case study, all you need to do is get in touch with our friendly customer support execs for further information on how to avail invaluable Enron case study help for times like these!

  18. This biology assignment help gives 24 hours of availability to students. Through this, the students can at whatever point search for help from online organizations. They start making them a task which is totally fascinating and veritable.
    biology assignment help

  19. Everything is perfect with this work. The writer has managed to keep the article interesting while discussing some really serious points. This is not easily done. All the best.
    Get Assignment Help

  20. Such a nice blog post on this topic. It’s been a few years that Adam Hebrew has been providing essay help to all students in the UK. Her flair for writing and in-depth knowledge make her an adept essay writer. Students need her assistance, should call her through MyAssignmenthelp. you can get free sample papers on all references like Harvard, citations, MLA, Oxford etc..

  21. I'm highly impressed by the piece of thoughts you have shared on this portal. all the best
    connect us on Assignment Help can shed your burden of assignments with a return of qualitative assignments.

  22. I know this is one of the most meaningful information for me. And I'm animated reading your article. But it's a good thing, the website is perfect; the articles are great. Thanks for the tone of tangible and possible help.
    Skydive dubai

  23. To finish your project efficaciously, you must go for Help assignment. services. How will you complete your assignment when you have no one to ask for help? Tough situation to deal with! This situation usually arises when students choose other countries to pursue their higher education especially the U.S.A. Getting the exact solution to your assignment related problem would not issue anymore. Browse our online portal and avail the best assignment assistance services as per your subject requirements.
    assignment help service
    assignment help company
    Help with assignment
    Help with assignment writing

  24. This blog is really very informative for the students who are in trouble because of an assignment .  I look forward to this site again and again. the student with writing assignment problem could visit getassignmenthelponline.com  Assignment Help for  homework help you can visit
      Homework help  
      Programming assignment help  
      Java Assignment help  
      Online course service  
      Assignment Help Experts

  25. Take Assignment Help to score good marks in the project submission of Australian universities and expand your knowledge effectively. Lighten your academic burden and finish your homework before the due dates using experts' assistance.

  26. My friend promised to buy me a cup of coffee for referring him to your site. Thank you for coffee. Kindly keep updating us on new articles. These days, the most common pump for a shallow well is a jet pump. Jet pumps get mounted above the well, either in the home or in a good house, and draw the water up from the well through suction. Visit Best Shallow Well Pump for more.

  27. Thank you for bringing to a halt my long search topic. I really benefited from your content. If you are experiencing trouble striking a balance between your busy academic life and handling your online classes, you can get help from a professional who will take online classes on your behalf. It doesn’t matter the kind of help you need, whether it is passing your exam, finishing your assignments or even the entire classwork, you can get help here at Online Class Help .

  28. Myself, William Smith Associated with Livewebtutors. Which Is Known as A Renowned accounting assignment help Australia Company. I Have Been Working as A Full-Time Academic Consultant from Last Ten Years. Livewebtutors Is an Experienced and Highly Reputable All Assignment Help Provider in Australia, Specialized in Academic Writing. We Offer High-Quality Service and Supply Free Plagiarism Report for All Assignments and Best Price.

  29. Text Smash Zone has always been providing innovative and technically advanced mediums of SMS Marketing and Communication to clients. We provide Bulk Promotional SMS, Bulk Transactional SMS, Bulk Voice Calls services and many more that can be used by our clients assuring more than 99% delivery with our reliable server and smartly designed SMS plans.