As Life Rolls On

As a friend of mine always says, "We plan, God laughs." You never know what life will bring, but the ride can be a blast!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

May Reflections: On New Beginnings

No matter how hard you try to hold back time, no matter how much you wish things would stay the same, life marches on. It would seem that the older we get, the faster life goes. New doors continually open, and new opportunities present themselves for new beginnings. We have choices to make when the doors open. We have choices to make when new opportunities present themselves. Do we play it safe and keep things status quo? Do we take a risk and jump in head first? Do we take the middle road and bide our time to see what will happen, then make the choice? Ultimately, the new beginnings are always present.

Jason and Alyson have moved forward and taken great risks over the past several months. There was the decision for Alyson as to what universities to apply to for Teacher's College and which one to attend once accepted, although it would mean having to move to another city, possibly without Jason for a while. Jason when presented with the opportunity to run a painting business for the summer instead of painting for someone else jumped at it, although it means many extra responsibilities and many extra hours, with very little free time. Jason has accepted the challenge of going off on a mission to Afghanistan some time next winter, ..............'nuf said. To top it all off, there was the biggest decision of get married. WOW, talk about taking risks and new beginnings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some have cautioned they are awfully young to be making such life altering decisions (they are each 22). I say that they are very mature, focused young adults who have shown over and over again that they have their head on straight, who know the direction they wish their lives to go, that they completely understand the ramifications of their decisions, and when they are unsure, they wisely seek the council of trusted mentors. This was never more clear on the day they were married when Jason and Alyson made it very clear to everyone that the day was all about celebrating their future together, not celebrating the day itself.

So the month of May openned many doors for Jason & Alyson. They thought things through and have not been afraid to step forward to take the risks. They have ensured they have mentors around them to guide them when necessary. They have embraced the opportunities for new beginnings with gusto. What a wonderful way to begin a life together.

NOTE: The internet site I use to upload pictures in an album has been down for a bit, so here are a few more pictures from the wedding. I'll post the album when things are running again.

Prayer for guidance

The Coutch Family

The Young Family

The Wedding Party

The day just wouldn't have been the same without a fishing picture

Dancing the night away


  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Barbara said…

    It was such a beautiful wedding and they have such an exciting life ahead for them. ...not to mention the fact that they make such a cute couple.

  • At 11:55 PM, Blogger Stephen said…

    Thanks for the reflections! They both have their heads on right and have started off on a road of adventure and discovery.

  • At 7:37 AM, Blogger Evie Sears said…

    Thanks for sharing these thoughts and photos.

  • At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Lois said…

    Not to nit pick but Alyson won't be 22 until next week. Having watched them for the past 4 weeks in their new roles, I agree they are definitely mature young people. They are both facing some difficult decisions as well, so keep them in your prayers.


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