What a wonderful week we have had in Knoxville, Tennessee for my cousin Joy’s wedding. The weather was AMAZING as they still have spring in bloom, and it fills me up to spend time with my family in a place where I have so many memories as a child. Wonderful memories of summer’s spent in Knoxville, Tennessee visiting my mother’s family. My cousins and I are all grown up now with families of our own. Time truly stands still for no one.
But on a Saturday in May, as the sun crept through the trees just before it made its descent, time did indeed seem to stand still, as we sat in white chairs on a beautifully manicured lawn surrounded by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, husbands, and our children, watching a beautiful bride walk down a grassy isle to her future husband. Tears filled my eyes as I became overwhelmed with love and gratitude for family, and this life I am blessed to live.