We came from a variety of places, to be here. Why? Because a grand wedding is in the works! On the brink! About to happen! And tonight was the first of several fun and solemn gatherings of which we are privileged to be a part.
To look at us, you'd think we were a bunch of kids out of school, or something. Five siblings+spouses, suddenly let loose and kicking up all available heels. All in the same hotel on the same floor, it is a kind of mobile party that shows no sign of stopping.
It is an honor to be in a place where young and old alike gather to honor the two who are looking at the future, together. It is the sweetest thing. And tomorrow, the wedding.
The blessed opportunity for this bride and groom, after all of the planning, all of the choosing, and all of the working, to hear these electrifying words:
'Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the union of this man and this woman in holy matrimony, which is an honorable estate, that is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently and soberly..'
We love you, Austin and Xixi!
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
And be gracious unto you
And be gracious..
The Lord be gracious, gracious unto you.
See you along the Way!