Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making Memories for Life

When I was at Greenville, one of the things that Coach Kess talked about all the time was "Making Memories" - and so when we get together, there is no doubt that we are going to try to make as many memories as we can.

This weekend was a great opportunity to do that as a few GC football alumni and staff joined a large number of others at the wedding of Derek Robinson and Pam Weins. Derek is one of my favorites, and I'm happy that I've been able to keep up a relationship with him since leaving Greenville.

He moved to Phoenix a bit after his graduation, to room with another former player, Lee, and joined Lee's church in the Tempe area. That is where Derek met Pam. I met Pam when Derek, his mom, and Pam joined us for Christmas dinner about a year ago. They weren't even dating yet, though there was talk, and it was really nice to get to know and like her as an individual - not just as Derek's girlfriend or (now) bride.

Their wedding was Christ-centered, and Christ-filled, and a great testimony to their knowledge and love of the Lord - and more importantly, God's love of them. It was a joy to be there to celebrate with them, and to see how they desired to use the ceremony to honor Jesus. Super neat.

And then there were the guys - some of my very favorites in the whole world, in one location! Coach Kess, Coach Banks, Jared, TJ, Anthony Lash, Jon DeJulio, Seth Fargher and Lee Thompson. Even though we missed some guys and gals we would have loved to see - it was fantastic to have those there that could be -and it was a joy to my heart to see them, hear their updates and just sit near them while they were their normal selves (and by that I mean - ridiculous, hilarious selves).

Perhaps that is all there is to say about that. My tank is full, and my cup runneth over.

Here is a little album of photos for those who are interested. (as a side note, the day was perfect for this outdoor wedding - it was sunny and mid-70's - gorgeous!)