Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two become one

Well the first week of our time in the USA has just flown by. Some of you might be wondering why we planned to spend a week in Vermont. The short answer is that way back we accepted an invitation to attend the wedding of some very dear friends from Haiti. As you know we thought we would be back in Australia for only a few months and then be back in Haiti. Haiti to Vermont not that far. Australia to Vermont slightly further. As you also know our time in Australia turned into 6 months and for many months we were not sure we would make it to the wedding. We prayed a lot and by Gods grace we were able to leave and arrive just a few days before the important day.

Our Vermont family looked after us really well and we were able to spend some really quality time with our friends. Barry got to golf with the groom and I got to go to the nail bar with the bride. So fun. Karen Gilbert (Brits Mum) even introduced us to bread in a can. Who would have thought bread came in a can.

"Can you believe it bread comes in a can"

Our friends Brittany and Collins met in Haiti shortly after the earthquake. They have been dating long distance for along time as Collins is studying medicine in North Carolina and Brittany was the house mom at the teen mum house (Harbor House) in Haiti, as well as the full time carer for her two sweet siblings Melo (3) and David (2). Two Haitian kids Brits parents are adopting from Haiti.

Barry impersonating a bridesmaid in rehearsal

 Brit and Collins both have super giant hearts and we were so privileged to be part of their special day. We were so excited to be asked to read the bible verses, although I was told by Collins friends, it was just because we sound cool that we got the gig.

The wedding took place at the base of a ski mountain. It was so beautiful. Truly special place.

The Very Happy Couple

The wedding was perfect and so much fun. We made use of the photo booth and played dress up.

Cowboy Dj rocking the tunes

Haiti Team Joanna, Brit, Collins, Baz and Bec ( John Mchoul would be proud)

Haiti Team gone crazy

At the end of the night we each got a paper lantern that we got to light. Once the wik was burning well the lantern filled with gas and we let them go.

We lite up the night sky

My photos are bad and they certainly do not do it justice. It was so beautiful, best end to a wedding ever!!!!! And we have been to a lot of weddings.

God also used the time to open some really amazing doors for Barry's run and also my library project but there will be more on that later. We flew out of Boston today into Colorado and we are now with our friends the Thomas's and looking forward to getting lots of planning and meetings happening.

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