when I know without any question that this is the most wonderful calling in the entire world, and I wouldn't swap it for anything!
I've just had the huge privilege of marrying Andy and Jo and the whole thing was just wonderful...This is my 4th wedding, and this time I've been able to see things right through from first contact to The Day. Andy and Jo have been a delight to get to know over the past few months and to be involved in this celebration of their love and committment was pure joy. When we rehearsed on Thursday, a huge battery of their friends and family came along to support them, - and there were absolutely no passengers in the church this afternoon. I've never heard the congregational responses spoken with such conviction, and as for the singing - Welsh blood on Jo's side and alot of rugby players about the place, so I suppose we couldn't go wrong with Blaenwern and Cym Rhonnda,- but it was a glorious noise. And at the end, as they went out into this glorious spring sunshine, to the sound of bells and Widor, it was all rather overwhelming, really! I didn't disgrace myself and cry, but I certainly couldn't stop smiling as I cycled home. Poor WonderfulVicar...he's still in Spain and missed it all.
Andy and Jo, God's richest blessings on you today and always, - and thank you for welcoming me so wholeheartedly into your lives!