Picture this, July 12 2003, a bride and groom exchange vows and get hitched. Aren't we the cutest and wasn't the church GORGEOUS!
Fast Forward to July 12 2008 - Happy 5 Year Anniversary Julie and Andy!
I decided that we would renew our vows every 5 years so today we restated our vows and had Fr Juan bless our marriage. It was a fabulous day for me. I started out by going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, hadn't been in a few months so its great I went into our marriage renewal with "a clean slate".
Came home and played with Sarah, fed her lunch and got ready. Andy and I headed over to St Andrew and met Fr Juan. He is so nice, newly ordained and really did a wonderful job. He took our picture and then our camera died before I could get a pic of him....figures...but here is the Franklin Family 2005 on the Altar of St Andrews Catholic Church...
I can't tell you enough how wonderful it felt to be saying I Do all over again - especially with the past 5 years in retrospect, we have sure been through alot!
After our nuptual repeat we came home and napped. SC was extra fussy, so I got her after 45 minutes and took her to our room where she passed out! When we woke up we headed over to the site of our reception, Maggiano's at Perimeter. Here we are back in '03 dancing to Al Green's Lets Stay Together, our first dance. Also a picture of our cake with Andy's favorite Cartoon Couple standing watch... Followed by here we are at Maggiano's tonight, and I brought the Tiara and cake toppers! The food is so good and we had a great time with Sarah - though we did miss the DJ and all our friends and family.
We finished the evening off by strolling down to the fountain by Norstroms so Sarah Cate could show daddy how she plays and tosses coins in the fountain. What a wonderful evening, we are truly a blessed family.
Here's one of my readings from the Old Testament Book of Tobit which was used in our wedding -
Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife, "My love, get up. Let us pray and beg our Lord to have mercy on us and to grant us deliverance." She got up, and they started to pray and beg that deliverance might be theirs. He began with these words: "Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever. Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever. You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended. You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.'
Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose. Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age." They said together, "Amen, amen,"
Random thoughts from Native Atlantan living just outside the ATL, Wife to Andy my hunky hubby, mom to Caleb my angel in heaven and Sarah Cate my blessing on earth. Oh how i miss the daily grind and monotony of a 'real job'. I am a 40 something married later in life kind of gal with a preschooler and a sweet old dog named Susie. Oh I am a proud practicing Roman Catholic