If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you already know that we broke a few of those vows along the way.
This past December, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. On January 5, 2013, Our ten children preceded us down the aisle where we stood in a church before another man of God, our friends, and family, and renewed the same vows we made to one another all those years ago.
|Our precious family.|
|With our Pastor, Michael Johnson; the same man who counseled us and led us to the Lord in 1997.|
|I take thee...again!|
|Our daughters sang the same song that was played at our wedding 25 years ago: My Only Love|
|After the vows, Pastor asked the children to gather with us for a family prayer. It was beautiful!|
|The room was beautifully lit with white lights and candles floating in blue water.|
|The gift table. Notes we will cherish for years to come were written by guests and hung on the tree.|
|Celebrating with family and friends.|
Haley was in charge of the food. The menu included a delicious salad with dried cranberries, green onions and a sweet dressing; delectable "Hobo" soup (vegetables and polish sausage); and homemade garlic and herb bread, provided by our dear friend Dee.
|Our children, accompanied by their nephew and niece, singing a song I wrote: "An Eternal Difference".|
The day of our vow renewal and party was also a day for celebrating another major event: Destiny's 8th birthday! She didn't mind sharing her special day and was thrilled to have so many people sing to her! As a side note, the cake was gluten-free for those who couldn't eat gluten.
Here is the video I made to commemorate the event (it was shown after the children sang). The "telephone call" is actually the voice of my friend who made the call in January 1997. I think it made the video!