Official Wedding Video
by Drew Schrimsher
Since my dad died, I dreaded the "Father-Daughter Dance" portion of every wedding I attended. I always imagined my own wedding and how I would never have that moment. After I got engaged, I was determined to find a way to keep my dad a part of our day. I asked my brother to create a slideshow with pictures of my dad and I, set to the song we had chosen years ago for this specific occasion. Even though there were a lot of tears, there was a lot of joy too, and a kind of peace that surpasses all understanding.
I miss you, daddy. So glad Jesus let me come live in your house.
My grandparents, Bob and Sally McEwen, have long since set my standard high for an ideal relationship. Their love for Jesus, each other, their family, and others has always been evident and inspiring to me.
As a little girl, I would dig into my grandmother's cedar chest and pull out old photos and journals, living moments of her life through her memories. I loved the immediate fondness my grandparent's had for each other at the ages of 14 and 15. The fondness that grew into admiration, then adoration, then love.
Their example has helped teach me of sacrifice and perseverance in love. Gawa and Boppa, I'm so thankful for you.