True friends are few and hard to find. My precious one of 20 years lost her cancer battle and went to be with Jesus three years ago. Her daughter has grown to be my bonus 4th child.

There was deep, profound loss and heartbreak that we all endured but God has restored us in many ways. Last year, my friend’s daughter fell in love with a fun-loving young man. Her “destination wedding” is in Europe. I have never been there before, but we sent our oldest daughter (22yrs. old now) for a 10-day school trip when she was 17. Both of my daughters are in the wedding and we’ll stay for a week after to visit two countries. It’s been such joy preparing alongside the bride, but I’ve certainly shed some tears thinking about my friend.

On a lighter note, the girls gowns are carefully packed, ready for an international flight and I’ll be back online in a couple of weeks!

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30 thoughts on “Vacation!

  1. Have a wonderful wedding and family trip to Europe. May the LORD bless you all, especially your 4th child, in the absence of her mother on the day of her wedding. So thankful that God provided you to be her second spiritual mom. My mom passed away when I was seven, so I know the tenderness of this special journey and wedding day. Bless you all!

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    • I’m so sorry that you lost your mom so young. It was a beautiful wedding but definitely bittersweet. Thank you for your thoughtful comments💕.


  2. I’m sure her mother would be so happy to know you and your own daughters are in her daughter’s life, and that she’s happily getting married. I hope the wedding is beautiful & that you all have a wonderful time. Enjoy Europe! Safe travels 😊
    Caz xx

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  3. My best friend also died three years ago. Sadly her daughter, who was born with serious heart problems also died the following July. I am just glad she didn’t have to endure that loss.

    Have a wonderful trip and a great August!

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  4. Blessings to the bridal couple. May all of you enjoy a fabulous European vacation. It will be bittersweet, but how wonderful that you can be there for your friend’s daughter.

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  5. This sounds like such a wonderful opportunity! I’m so glad you can be there for your daughter. Her mom will be with you in spirit. What countries will you visit?

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