In Others’ Words: Celebrate

“Love one another and you will be happy.  It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”  ~Michael Leunig (1945-), Australian poet & cartoonist


It’s wedding week at the Vogt household.

This Friday, July 20, my daughter marries a wonderful young man named David Baker.

Amy Baker.

It may take me a while to get used to that.

My husband and I have watched Amy and David fall in love. I’ll share a bit of their story with you: Within weeks of their first date, Amy came into my writing office and told me, “I’m going to marry him.”

I didn’t say anything. As a mom, you learn not to stay quiet when your twenty-something daughter makes an announcement like that. I was already praying for them — not in an “Oh, no!” kind of way. More of a “What’s up, God?” kind of way.

So, I kept on praying.

And my husband joined me.

And here we are.

So pardon me while I excuse myself from blogging and Facebooking and tweeting this week. The past few weeks have been all about wildfires and computer viruses and the like. Now it’s time to celebrate Amy and David.

And the Vogt Family knows how to do just that.

See you in a week.


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  1. Teresa R
    July 16, 2012, 4:46 am   /  Reply

    May Amy and David’s marriage be highly blessed by our Heavenly Father. Enjoy your week!

  2. July 16, 2012, 5:51 am   /  Reply

    Have a wonderful week, Beth. I know the wedding will be fabulous! 🙂

  3. July 16, 2012, 6:52 am   /  Reply

    Many blessings, Beth, for your growing family.

  4. July 16, 2012, 7:05 am   /  Reply

    Yay! Celebration time!!!! Praying joy and a smmmmmmooooooooth week for you all.

  5. Jeanne
    July 16, 2012, 7:10 am   /  Reply

    May the celebration bring much joy to Amy and David! And my prayer will be for sleep for you and the rest of your family after the fact. 🙂

  6. July 16, 2012, 7:36 am   /  Reply

    Much happiness to you and yours!

  7. July 16, 2012, 7:41 am   /  Reply

    Congrats to all of you!! Weddings are such a fun time. Don’t stress about the little stuff. Just enjoy!

  8. July 16, 2012, 7:51 am   /  Reply

    Yes, celebrate. I’m glad for David to be joining your loving committed, and for your family to receive the wonderful qualities he adds. Congratulations to all!

  9. July 16, 2012, 8:10 am   /  Reply

    Congratulations, Beth! What a delight to see your children happy. Take the break. Enjoy the moments that make memories. Take tons of pictures. And when it is all over crash for a few days. Hugs!

  10. July 16, 2012, 8:34 am   /  Reply

    Have a wonderful week, remember to eat, smile and take lots of pictures.

  11. July 16, 2012, 8:39 am   /  Reply

    Happy wedding week to all of you!

  12. July 16, 2012, 10:01 am   /  Reply

    Family weddings are some of the best times in our lives! I’ll be praying for the bride and groom this week. Congratulations to all of you.

  13. Loree Huebner
    July 16, 2012, 11:31 am   /  Reply

    When my oldest daughter got married, I remember that day, I felt such joy – the kind of joy that only comes around every once in a while. It was awesome. Enjoy every moment.

    I wish your Amy and David many blessings for a wonderful life together.

    I wish you and your family a beautiful day…and more, as you welcome a son into your family.

  14. July 16, 2012, 11:39 am   /  Reply

    Beth, what a wonderful week awaits you! I pray you treasure up each special mother-daughter-family memory in the memory books of your mind and heart. Congratulations!

  15. July 16, 2012, 11:48 am   /  Reply

    Have a wonderful week. God bless Amy and David!

  16. July 16, 2012, 11:51 am   /  Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family Beth! Enjoy! 🙂

  17. July 16, 2012, 1:40 pm   /  Reply

    Praying all the best for the new couple and for you as your daughter moves into this phase of her life.

  18. July 16, 2012, 4:06 pm   /  Reply

    Congrats on your daughters wedding! My daughter is only two so thank God I have a while before that time;) Enjoy this time with your daughter and new son and new family:)

    I am a new follower of yours and am really enjoying your blog:)

  19. July 20, 2012, 7:10 am   /  Reply

    What a great-looking couple. Hope the wedding goes off without a hitch, Beth! (Well, except for the couple actually getting hitched, that is. :))

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