Friday, October 29, 2010

The Sisterhood of Morning Glories Cheer for Amy

Last week, I attended a Bridal Party for my niece Amy. It was given by the Morning Glories, a group of women that are very dear friends and meet together regularly for breakfast. The group was aptly named some years ago. Sister Lou is part of their group. Amy is her daughter.

The Morning Glories have an enviable relationship and history. During introductions, each woman told how she knew Amy. Many had known Amy since her birth. Betty said, “I was on the couch the night you were born because I was babysitting your two brothers and sister.”

Carolyn said, “I remember when your mom announced that she was pregnant with you at Au Sable.”

The daughters of the Morning Glories, though they may fondly chuckle over their mother’s friends, have a genuine appreciation and affection for the friends of their mothers just as the breakfast group has for each of the daughters represented. The generations pleasantly merge together. Sweet Rachel gushed, “I think Amy is most beautiful and I just love her.” Amy responded “And I think the same of you!”

Amy shared her love story from the beginning when she was heartbroken and hopeless, using the verses from Psalm 40:2.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
The women sorrowed for her pain. They treasure Amy and had grieved and prayed for her.

God is gracious and He tenderly and lovingly lifted Amy up. The Morning Glories are thrilled to celebrate her present happiness.

Amy and Eric resonate with a verse that she shared from
Psalm 126:3:
The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

The Morning Glories wanted to convey their love for Amy with a money tree. It was no ordinary money tree but an especially creative expression. They teased about choosing a Christian money tree—note the tiny cross.

Each of those curls holds a twenty or fifty dollar bill.

Amy’s future mother-in-law and sister-in-law expressed their support and love for her as well. Both had hoped to have Amy in their family almost twenty years ago when Eric and Amy went to the Senior Prom together.

Before going home, the women gathered around Amy and prayed for Amy and Eric.

It truly is a new beginning, a glorious morning in the lives of this dear couple.


Bernie said...

Congratulations to Amy, may her and Eric only know love and happiness....:-) Hugs

Diana said...

What an awesome bridal party! I have never seen a money tree like that, It was very pretty. Congratulations to the happy couple! Love Di ♥