13 January 2009

Happy day, and the aftermath

by Dan Phillips

Honestly, my brain has pretty much been all about my dear and only daughter's wedding. Rachael was stunningly beautiful, Kermit was very handsome, my wife was beautiful and radiant, my boys were dashing and terrific. Kermit and Rachael witnessed to their faith in Christ, I love them both dearly, and it was a very happy day.


Kermit and Rachael gave both their sets of parents many sweet and dear memories we'll treasure forever, which is a great good thing. Good for them (Ephesians 6:2-3), good for us (Proverbs 23:24-25). Squared away with the Lord, His church, their parents, they're starting out on a firm foundation, and we pray and hope great good things for them.

Me? Tired today, and happy for and about the lovely couple. Feet and ankles very sore. Don't want to offend Baptist readers by explaining why that is, though conceivably the answer could be on Youtube one day, and I keep humming Chicago's Mongonucleosis to myself.

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32 comments:

Daniel said...

Congratulations Mr. P. A great day for a daddy.

Libbie said...

In my absence on the web, I've missed this news, so my apologies for not offering my congratulations much sooner! :-)

Johnny Dialectic said...

"A son is your son till he takes him a wife; a daughter's your daughter for the rest of your life.'

Now go watch the Spencer Tracy version of Father of the Bride and try not to get all blubbery at the end.

Congrats!

Matt said...

Congratulations, Dan & family.

I trust the sore feet and ankles were from the street evangelism circuit after the reception.

You do know what the ultimate Mennonite (insert group of choice here) dilemma is, no?

Free dance lessons.

BTW, great taste in music.

Jim Jordan said...

Sounds like a joyous as well as a happy day. Congrats on a parenting done well!

DJP said...

What a kind wish, Jim, but I must hasten to say God gets all the glory for anything good. The best seed can fail to sprout, or go rotten. We sow, another waters, God makes alive and gives the growth.

michael elliott said...

Hi Dan
On Jan. 3rd 2009 I was able to perform my Son Michael and now Daughter-in-Law Anderas' Wedding in the Church I have the Joy of Sheperding. Congrats and thank you for an 'excuse' to remember and rejoice that wonderful day. Michael is planning Lord Willing to graduate from TMS this May. Michael

donsands said...

That's one of the great joys in this life for a Dad. Congratulations! You now have another son.

"To every thing there is a season, ... A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance, dance, dance!" Ecc. 3:1,4 KJVE (king james version enhanced)

Frank Turk said...

How do they say "Mazeltov" in Greek?

DJP said...

Phil Perkins says you're fluent in fourteen languages. You tell me.

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Daniel said...

Phil Perkins says you're fluent in fourteen languages. You tell me.

I am so glad I wasn't drinking a glass of water or anything when I read that.

Priceless.

Marie said...

Congratulations Dan!

Your daughter is beautiful, and it sounds like they're off to a great, God-honoring start. What a happy day that must've been!

Mkay. I'm about as Baptist as they come, and I could not, for the LIFE of me, understand either the ankle or the Chicago reference. It's been a long day!

Rachael Starke said...

Marie -

ROFL. Love it.

Ever seen the movie "Footloose?"

Then again, if you're a real Baptist, prolly not. :)

James said...

Dan,
About those swollen ankles.....you do know that some of us more logical and reasonable (*coughReformedcough*) baptists DO dance ;).

Props to you too if it was swing =p :D.

~A swing dancing reformed baptist


And congratulations on the new member of your family: your son-in-law.

DJP said...

It was, in fact, (very simplified) East Coast Swing.

And this is the song.

DJP said...

And for hardcores, here it is as performed by Chicago's original lineup, with the incomparable Terry Kath, once and again.

Marie said...

Ever seen the movie "Footloose?"

Then again, if you're a real Baptist, prolly not. :)


Umm....I was raised Catholic. So yeah; I saw it. Before I "saw the light", so to speak. ;)

So you got jiggy with it at the reception; that's why your ankles are swollen? Too much Chinese food will do that to mine.

Susan said...

How pretty she looks, Dan! :)

(But where is her green hubby?) ;)

And, for the record, some Baptists do dance (at least some from the SBC)....

threegirldad said...

And, for the record, some Baptists do dance (at least some from the SBC)....

But only the heathern ones...

[ducks]

John Haller said...

Her mother must be REALLY pretty!!!

candy said...

Oh come on Dan. You want us to believe the sore ankles are from dancing. Pshaw. I just know it was from dragging your heels as you walked your daughter down the aisle knowing you were giving her away. :)

James said...

Dan, you can't simplify East coast, it's already simple enough ;).

Now, if you'd said "simplified lindy hop", I'd have believed you but demanded video (so I could see just what you mean =p).

And the swollen ankles come from using your ankles when you should've picked up your feet ;). Oh well, there's always other times for you to try.

CR said...

Candy: Oh come on Dan. You want us to believe the sore ankles are from dancing. Pshaw. I just know it was from dragging your heels as you walked your daughter down the aisle knowing you were giving her away. :)

Good one, Candy, good one.

Puritan said...

Congratulations all round!

DJP said...

Thank you all for your good wishes, prayers, congratulations, and joy-sharing.

jeff said...

Congrutulations Dan.
I go to a Baptist Church, but I'm not offended and I don't think any less of you because you danced at your daughters' wedding. I'm happy for you and your whole family. God bless.

donsands said...

Thanks for the Chicago videos. That was nice. I ended up watching a series on how the band started. Very nostalgic.

Joshua Cookingham said...

Congrats! And God bless!

Phil Johnson said...

Congratulations. Lovely bride. Clearly she got her looks from mom's side of the family.

Frank, I think the Greek word for Mazeltov is "Opa!"

DJP said...

Thanks; and yep, she and Valerie are variations on a beautiful theme.

Rhology said...

The soreness is discipline from the Lord for your sinful actions. Repent now.