YeSSSSSSS ,,,,,,, we survived. SORRY it has taken me so long to catch up, my apologies. STILL haven't received the professional photo's yet, so what y'all are seeing are from our little camera. Will try to upload the professional pics later on. To say that it was a weekend to remember would be an understatement.
I truly was not looking forward to this event. I will confess this now, even knowing that the bride will read it. I was dreading this with a passion. WAAAAAAAY too much room for things to go wrong ,,, from every which angle. BUT ,,,,,,, I am happy to announce that I canNOT think of how it could have gone any smOOOOOOOther. From beginning to end, it was spectacular. And Sarah was a DREAM in every way possible. I was / am soooooo proud of her. When EVERYone was falling apart emotionally around her, she comforted us. Her mood was never, ever even in the suburbs of "Bridezilla",,, she was an example to ALL brides. My heart positively BURST with pride at her actions.
As for the walking her down the isle issue... okAAAy, THAT was VERY emotional. Having played organ at nigh onto 200 weddings [ or more ] in my lifetime, I really thought that I was at least SEMI-ready for this. In fact I was helping the Pastor a little bit with some details, as well as the organist, etc. AND I had my LIST of duties of what I had to do when I met Sarah JUST before we proceeded down the isle: [1.] Walk behind her... [2.] FLUFF the train of the dress [ 3.] Take her arm properly [4.] Walk s-l-o-w-l-y less the MoB ( Mother of Bride ) kill me later. THEN when it came time to put her veil back, I was to avoid any "corners" so that everything looked fluffy & not rough..... Well I did all that I guess, but all I was thinking was " Good God, this is REAL ! I am about to hand Sarah Elizabeth Lewis over to David Mark Wyre ,,, forever."
Only a VERY few times in my life have I actually FELT my heart break ,,, that moment was one of them. I shall never, ever forget it.
I'd written a song for the occasion, which Michael sang, called "Someday". The song was written " on the fly" so to speak, over a couple of days, on note paper here & there. In fact I completed it around mid-night, wedding eve. Came out quite well though, if I do say so myself.
It was indeed a marvelous weekend, even the weather cooperated, which is not always the case in western New York state. God smiled on us all on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 ,,,,,,, may He continue to do so on Sarah and David Wyre now ....... and always.
! Let's make some grandchildren !
!! KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART !!