When life grabs you by the ankles tango anyway

Whew. It’s been quite an adventure these past few weeks and I’ve missed blogging regularly. Between college classes, writing a book and my son’s wedding, Holy Week activities and church responsibilities I feel like I’ve been in an abyss with an undertow pulling me under. But here I am! I’m baaaaaack! (At least for today!)

My son’s wedding was a delight for this writer Mama. He got married in the most unique, unusual wedding I’ve ever been to. It was small and untraditional. Very untraditional. My son, Noah, is known for his eccentric ways.

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Mr. Noah and Mrs. Sasha Akins

His new bride is also an eccentric girl. I like eccentric. I always taught my kids to be themselves, but I think Noah internalized that and took it to the next degree.

It was a fun wedding. Intimate. Different. The lasagna was delicious (Sasha’s step-father made it. WOW), and the reception was fun. And different. When I danced with my son we went from slow dancing to doing the polka to the tango. It was a blast.

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Family photo

It’s not what I imagined for my son when he was a little boy. I’m not sure what I imagined but I didn’t imagine this. I think it’s better than anything I could have imagined because he and his bride stayed true to themselves.

God makes us all unique. He sees what we are inside, not what we portray on the outside. Sometimes people judge my son for being so different, but that’s their problem, not his.

“…for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7b.

I’m thankful the Lord doesn’t judge me by what I am on the outside. Especially in this picture of me and Mr. Himself at the wedding. I look like I’m chewing on a wad of tobacco. I assure you I’m not.

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Mother and father of the groom

On the other hand, is my heart where it should be?

Yes! Because of Jesus. Only because of what Jesus did for me is my heart something that pleases the Lord. I’m so grateful for that! I shudder to think what God would see if the redemptive blood of Jesus didn’t cover my sins. Thank you, Jesus!

Now, where’d I put that recipe for that amazing lasagna?

I’ll work off the calories doing the tango.

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  1. Tom Threadgill
    Tom Threadgill says:

    Oh how true! My boys turned out NOTHING like I thought they would. Way better! I love it when people express themselves in the way they look and dress. I take notes on the ones I want to try. 🙂

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