Tuesday, October 21, 2008

John Fawcett's Birthday, Remembered

You remember our friend John Fawcett, who died of cancer in May?

Today would have been his 47th birthday.

A week ago, they would have celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary.

We were there for that incredible celebration of their marriage; they pulled out all the stops! Margie says:

We had bell ringing, little girls dancing, train bearers, a children's choir, a classical music extravaganza and transcendent worship. We invited the entire church and virtually the entire college campus. On our honeymoon John said, "I think we will always look back on our wedding and exclaim, 'SPECTACULAR!'"

It still makes me smile to remember it. My three oldest were in the children's choir; Blondechick, at age 8, was one of the little girls in white dresses that danced down the aisle behind Margie, and Papa Rooster was a groomsman. I was busy keeping an 18 month old quiet--but it was amazing to be in that room which contained so much joy!

Margie has posted some of their beautiful wedding pictures here.

So Papa Rooster and I will be heading back to our old stomping grounds to spend this evening, John's birthday, with Margie and a few other friends from our old church.

Will you offer up a prayer for her today, and for their children, Charlotte and Josiah?

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
~James 1:27

1 comment:

Islandsparrow said...

I'm praying Jeanne - that the Lord will minister His love and comfort through you and your friends to them. How sweet that you are gathering together on John's birthday. I know it will mean so much to Margie and to the children.