August 22, 2010

Our Big Day

For the second time in six years, we stood side by side at the altar of a church and made a declaration before God, family, friends, and members of our community. 

The first time was on November 20, 2004 when we made our vows to each other and became husband and wife.

This second time was today August 22, 2010 when we were confirmed as full members in the church we can now call "ours". 

Today's service, as was our wedding, was small and simple.  No grand pomp and show, just Matt and I standing with our four fellow confirmands with our Pastor in front of the church.  It was a beautiful and deeply personal day for me.   

Matt's parents were there, my Mom came down, but the part that touched me the most and meant the world to me was that my best friend was there too. 

After the service, we had a little "meet and greet" reception where we were presented with a few gifts; a cross, a copy of Luther's Small Catechism, and a certificate commemorating our Confirmation day.

I chose to hang my cross in the "heart of our home", our living room:

My husband on the other hand, chose a little LESS reverent way of displaying his:

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When we got home, I felt a little wistful.  I'm not good with "endings" or change.  I'm kind of sad that our classes are over, that we won't have that opportunity for discussion and learning about our faith that we had during the classes.  But, I realize, for any change and growth to happen, there needs to be an ending and progression to the next phase.  So, now I am looking onward to the next phase of my journey with Christ and I am anxious to see what He has in store for me. 

Thank you to everyone who has been with me in thought and in prayer through this journey.  I truly appreciate all of you.  My prayers are always with you. 

In His love,



  1. Wow, Congratulations! Making that commitment of faith is a huge decision and a wonderful recognition of God's love for you (and your dh), and your longing for Him as well. I am so happy for you!

    I just found your blog since Loribeth at "A Road Less Travelled" stole your meme :) While many things are different between us, my dh and I are working like mad to sell our house (we borrowed some $$ to make the updates that, we hope, will allow us to have a higher selling price and come away with a bit more money in the pocket). The sale of the house is imminent because DH was laid off about 2.5 years ago. He has recently started his own business and it will take time for that to bring in comparable income, and, well, my income alone won't float this house. While a part of me is sad, I feel mostly relieved at this change in our lives.

    We still have no idea where we'll be moving to next - apartment, maybe a smaller, less expensive fixer-upper house, hopefully in the same area. I am trying to remind myself constantly to trust in God, that He will provide what we need.

    I wish you all the best on settling into your new home, and on your hopes and prayers for your family!


  2. Congratulation then for the beautiful step and I wish you all the best for the next phase of your life! Much love, Fran

  3. Congratulations! My husband surprised me 5 yrs after our wedding with a ceremony at our house to renew our vows! All with family and friends, and our daughter who was 3 at the time. It was amazing! I couldn't ask for a better husband. Life is so much better with your best friend at your side.

  4. Hello from ICLW #147...

    That's so awesome! That is something we plan to do on our 10th year anniversary! :)

  5. Congratulations!

    And I was so happy to be there. It truly was a day for rejoicing!

  6. Congratulations on your confirmation... it really is a big thing. I remember my confirmation day very clearly, it was a huge turning point in my life.

    Congrats again, my friend, and blessings on you!

  7. Congratulations on your confirmation! That is very exciting for you, and I hope it will bring you peace.

  8. Congratulations on your confirmation! What a wonderful day! :)

    Happy ICLW!

  9. Congrats on your vow renewal! You are such a lovely couple!

    Happy ICLW! #134
    <3your newest hanger on :) MaryAnne

  10. What a special and memorable day, Rebecca! So glad for you. Congrats!


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