Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Royal Wedding

This Friday morning, to the surprise of all, we actually managed to get up at 4am to watch the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

4:15 a.m. (FB) watching the Royal wedding w/ Lisa, YaYa, Lu and Smiley [we did not want to wake Lump]

I'm hardly a "Royal watcher" but I do have an affinity for the UK, and even if I didn't I'm a historian by training if not by practice, and this was something I felt the kids would regret missing. I do wish the networks had mentioned (and perhaps they had) that the wedding itself would not begin until 5 my time. I would have had the kids sleep in longer.

5:05 am (FB). lovely dress - and the choir just began. Here we go!

5:09 am (FB) they look very happy, whispering and smiling to each other at the altar

And they did, didn't they? Oh sure, things can still go sour. They are human. But the 'haters' out there who wish them ill or prophesize their divorce should take a flying leap.

5:27 am (FB) beautiful reading and well done

The reading was Romans 12: 1-2, 9-18.

* * *

Let love be sincere;

hate what is evil,

hold on to what is good;

love one another with mutual affection;

anticipate one another in showing honor.

Do not grow slack in zeal,

be fervent in spirit,

serve the Lord.

Rejoice in hope,

endure in affliction,

persevere in prayer.

Contribute to the needs of the holy ones,

exercise hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you,

bless and do not curse them.

Rejoice with those who rejoice,

weep with those who weep.

Have the same regard for one another;

do not be haughty but associate with the lowly;

do not be wise in your own estimation.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil;

be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all.

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

* * *

What a powerful passage!

It was a beautiful wedding for a very happy couple. And oh yes - the dress was wonderful!

Lastly, a bit of fun: My "Royal Wedding Name", according to the FB challenge making the rounds [grandparent's name/1st pet/street you grew up on]: Lord Michael Prudence Arthur. Not bad eh?


Rose said...

I was up watching the Royal Celebration too!

Simply beautiful.

Hugs, Rose

Sybil said...

So glad that you ALL enjoyed the wedding celebrations. As you will see from my blog I did as well. Certainly a day to remember. ( I even made salmon sandwiches that I always remember tasting for the very first time during the Queens coronation !!)
Love Sybil x