It is amazing to me how time shapes and changes our relationships with people. At one time Susanna was a little girl who ran around church with all the other little girls. Then she was a freshman in the English/writing class I taught. Now she is a grown woman, a friend, my peer, an honorary family member. A few years ago Susanna started bringing Erik (her fiance) around. I will admit, at first I was suspicious. Surely he could not be good enough for our Susanna (I’m teasing, mostly). But the more we all got to know him the more clear it became that he was not only good enough for her… he was perfectly suited for her.
Last night my Mother-in-law and I had the privilege of throwing Susanna a bridal shower. It was hosted in my mother-in-law’s back yard in the evening. The weather couldn’t have been nicer!
Mom had the brilliant idea to make the menu a little retro too. We made all kinds of fun “kitschy” finger foods… deviled ham and chicken salad finger sandwiches, celery and peanut butter, relish trays…
…AND a watermelon basket with melon balls! I’m so in love with that basket…
Several of the girls who helped with the shower brought an assortment of homemade “tea sized” cookies. We had ginger snaps, snicker doodles, lemon bars, and chocolate raspberry cookies (they were SO good, I think I might have eaten three of each throughout the night!).
I am really looking forward to their wedding at the end of the summer, and seeing what the Lord has in store for this amazing couple.
Congratulations Erik and Susanna!