Oh, and let me draw your attention to our soundtrack...
-Still the one - a song we called "ours" when we were dating in rehab cause they said you shouldn't date anyone in your 1st year of sobriety or else your life will be ruined :o) I guess they were wrong. "We beat the odds together"
-Draw me close to You - the song we played during communion at our wedding
-Amazing Grace - the congregational song at our wedding.
and one important one, but not playing for you...
-Grow old along with me is the song I walked down the isle to, but I just couldn't get myself to put that on a blog about Rachel... I wish she could have grown old with us.
OK, read on.....
Let's start with daisies...
Last week, I was looking on line for whatever the "right" thing to give for a 5th anniversary is... as if I have ever cared about proper etiquette with stuff like this... and I came across a page that said that the flower for the 5th anniversary is the daisy. It goes on to say that in the language of flowers, daisies represent innocence, loyal love, and purity.
|Happy Birthday Rachel! We sang to her!|
So, that was "ironic" enough, but yesterday it got even better... I started looking through my wedding album so I could post a picture today. We have a ton of beautiful pictures that Luke Smith took. But as I looked through it, I saw something that I hadn't remembered... I knew that daisies were what the flower girls had, but I forgot what a big piece of our wedding day they were. As I flipped through my book, I couldn't believe it. They were on our cake, on the table, in the flower girls' hair, in the bridal parties hair... and I wore one in my hair. How could I not remember that? That's what Luke was for, I guess :o)
|Desirae was 3 year old...so cute.|
|I LOVED my hair...didn't want to take it down. Thanks, Heather!|
|Can you see the daisies in everyone's hair?|
I planted over 130 pink tulip bulbs and a bunch of daisies in my yard when I was 8 months pregnant... I wanted something to remind me of Rachel in the spring... and it was more meaningful because she was with me when I planted them. I talked to her the whole time. The flowers on her casket were daisies and pink tulips. I can't wait to see those flowers bloom. Next fall, I plan to plant some of them at her grave so that she has something from our yard... a piece of our home with her.
When all these details started coming together, I decided to look up the meaning of tulips... sure enough, it all made sense. Pink tulips (Rachel's) symbolize "perfect happiness and love" and white tulips (ours) symbolize "worthiness; let's take a chance" Considering our relationship had fallen apart on our first try, when we came to know the Lord, we were banking our whole lives on the fact that in Him we were made new...and we took a chance... because He is worthy. I'm so glad we did. God has proven Himself enough over and over in these past 5 years.
|Mr. & Mrs. Aube :o)|
|With thawing...comes mud! Boys!|