Monday, May 19, 2008

A Beautiful Bride

Kevin with his sister Betsy (don't you think that they look a lot alike?!)
Brecken, Marlee, and Bella (they had to wait to play until after the ceremony!)

Kevin and Brecken playing croquet while waiting for the family pics

Betsy's dress was gorgeous!
Kevin's sister Betsy got married to Ryan Riley and Saturday! Sorry for all the pictures but the wedding was so fun! The cool thing is that, as you can see, the kids had a great time too! What a great couple!
As I was getting ready to post these pictures, I was checking some other sites and came across this article that really struck me in its contrast to our lives. I don't want to detract from the joy of the wedding but I can't help thinking about the stark differences that these Ethiopian girls face. They are beautiful, maybe excited to be married, looking forward to having a family but have such hardships. The article tell about a PBS special that was on last week but is still great for raising awareness.
God Bless!


L & J Gutwein said...

Oh, her dress is beautiful. The croquet is a lovely touch & makes me think of your MI lake house :). I am glad that the day was so amazing!! Love, J

emilykate said...

thanks for posting pictures and all you did to help make the day beautiful. love ya!

Janell said...

cute pics, Laura! Do you have one of Betsy and Ryan? I haven't ever met him. Glad it was a great weekend.

Sara Huber said...

So weird Laura...I just read an article in an SIM magazine about surgeries being done for these fistulas at a Christian hospital in Nigeria. The wide variety of tough issues these women face is heart-wrenching. love ya

Linda said...

Thanks Sara, for reminding me where I read that also! What a sad situation for those young girls. Loved the pictures! mom

Erin said...

Oh, that dress!!!

S & L Gutwein said...

She looks great! I forget how much they do look alike until I see them together! Glad it went so well!

Annette Bahler said...

thanks for the awareness of SIM.
Wow, I just never have heard of it.

love all your posts,

Anonymous said...

I love this! It reminds me what a neat person you are and makes me so thankful to call you big sis!