Events in life are milestone markers that help us remember the past and celebrate special moments. Last Saturday was a wonderful example of such celebrations when I went to a wedding at a Vietnamese church here in Lincoln.
It was such a blessing to attend the wedding of two precious friends from Vietnam. The bride, my friend Tram, came here in August 2009. I met her during her first week in America along with her brothers and parents. She came to my weekend groups to improve her English. One of my greatest joys was being able to help her with scholarship applications, go to New Student Enrollment at the university here, and to see her begin college.
One of those memories that always brings a smile to my face is when they were in high school and were first dating. I figured it out but was sworn to secrecy. 🙂
Tai is good man and I am confident they will have a great future together. It was a wedding that I absolutely did not want to miss.
Such events bring up memories for me. The reception was definitely a walk down memory lane for me. I saw many of my former students there and relished knowing how much they have accomplished. Knowing they will have a better life than I have brings me joy.
Among my friends there, 3 are in Pharmacy school, 1 got her Masters degree in Architecture, 1 is in Nursing school, and the bride got her MBA and CPA and the groom graduated from the university and is working in IT.
The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was fun. It was a moment that I left feeling that perhaps God has indeed used me for his purposes.