This week I lived the Father of the Bride. I hope I did well. But writing before the fact, the jury is still out. To be honest, I’m a bit to overwhelmed and exhausted from it all to write anything very coherent back here. From the day our daughters are born, we all know and pray for this day to come. And it is now here. With great joy. This weekend has been in the planning stages for about six months I suppose, but knowing my daughter, it’s been much longer than that. The day after her birthday each year, plans were being made for next year’s celebration. Who doesn’t love a good party?

But this weekend is more than just a party. It is supposed to be a celebration to honor the Savior and His gift of love. We see His grace so often, yet seldom stop to celebrate. This is a weekend to party. I hope I made it through without making a fool of myself. That’s a tall order, I think.

But this I know I want to do this weekend:  celebrate the goodness of God. Yesterday, we sang together a sacred song. You know the tune, you sing it every New Year’s Eve, “Auld Lang Syne.” Some Christian lyrics were penned a few years back, words which express the heart of Noah and Lindsey as they prepared for this weekend of celebration and chose this song to be sung. And it expresses the heart of Christie and me as we relish in what the Savior and this church family has meant to our family. All these years.

Should nothing of our efforts stand, No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house, In vain its builders strive.

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain, Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn, All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king! All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing, All glory be to Christ!

His will be done, His kingdom come, On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread, Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy, The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet…All glory be to Christ!

When on the day the great I Am, The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain, Is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us, And be our steadfast light.
And we shall ere his people be, All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

Thank you for your participation in the lives of Noah and Lindsey. Her mom and I are forever grateful. All glory be to Christ!

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