Monday, February 9, 2009
Congratulations goes out to my brother Randy and his new bride Jane! They were married yesterday in New Mexico. I wish them all the wonderful blessings a marriage will bring.
I was lucky enough to meet Janie in Utah at my dad's funeral in December, so I got a glimpse of her sweet personality and devotion to my brother. Brett and I look forward to getting to know her better. Our Abbey really wants to meet Janie and get to know her as well. She and Uncle Randy have this special connection. In her prayers most nights she prays for Uncle Randy and forgets the rest of us. When I told Abbey about Uncle Randy's new girlfriend and the possibility they might get married, she had a look of concern on her face. After I showed her this picture I took of Randy and Janie at the funeral though, she looked relieved as she said, "Oh, she looks nice." So Janie, you passed the Abbey test so far. Keep up the good work!
If you want to read all about Randy and Janie's romance you can help them win a trip to Hawaii and New York on Classmates.com. Just go to the Classmates.com web page, click on love stories after you register, and vote for Randy Drawe. You can also go to the Regis and Kelly website and vote for them there (two different voting situations). There might be some annoying free registrations that you have to go through, but it is worth the hassle to read this love story.
I think this renaissance in my brother's life is a good thing, and I, along with Abbey, pray for him and for Janie that their lives together will be blessed with peace, joy, and strength. We love you guys!