If you are new to my blog, I need to tell you the reason I started blogging two years ago.
My mom encouraged me to start a blog because she thought it would be a fun outlet for me to share my DIY projects around my home. I would often get discouraged being a stay-at-home mom, and my mom thought the blogging community would be uplifting to me.
Boy, was she right! (as usual) :)
Little did I know that 7 short months later, I would be sharing with my blogging community about the struggles I was facing when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. And then 7 short weeks after that, I would lose my mom to that awful disease.
It changed my life forever.
My mom has been the greatest influence on my life. She was an amazing woman. I wrote about my mom every Wednesday for a year after she passed away. The posts were titled “Wednesdays with Wanda”. To me, they are the most special posts on my blog. And if you really want to know me and my heart, you will find it in those posts. There is a tab above my header dedicated to those posts. You can also read them HERE.
It has been almost 2 years since my mom passed away. And I still miss her terribly. There are so many things I want to tell her and share with her. She was my biggest cheerleader. I don’t think she could have ever imagined how much my blog would have grown or how big of a part of my life it would have become. Although before she passed away, she encourage my sister and I to keep on blogging because she could see how much encouragement we were receiving from it.
It has become one of the greatest gifts Mom left me. Thank you, Mom.
I know that many of my readers were surprised when I announced that my dad was getting remarried. Some may have even been shocked. And I totally understand.
If you missed that post, please read it HERE so you can understand where my heart is on the matter.
But more than anything, I want everyone to know that I love Janet so much and consider her to be a huge blessing to our family.
My dad and Janet were married on June 11, 2011. I have been wanting to share it with you for a while, but I kept putting it off because I knew I had so much to say, and didn’t know quite how to say it.
So I decided to break it up into two posts.
Today, I just want to share a video with you of pictures from the wedding.
In my next post, I will share my heart with you about the wedding. There are so many emotions to share.
Both Dad and Janet were so cute the day of their wedding. You could tell they were both nervous.
My brother-in-law is a pastor, and he lead the ceremony. It was only family in attendance, and it was held in Janet’s back yard. This is the home that Dad and Janet now live in.
Janet was beautiful and gracious as always, but more on that later.
May God’s goodness shine in this video.