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#3235500 - 04/30/13 11:18 AM My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come
Nimrod777
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Lydia, our "baby girl", graduates from college Friday night, leaving her only one semester's worth of student teaching away from being employable by a school district.

If you've been on TNDeer long enough, you may remember some of the tough times we've been through during her adolescence, from scary health issues to life-shaking decisions. Fielded my first talk with a young suitor asking for her hand in marriage about 4 years ago. Told him no. Weathered yet another suitor's talk more recently, and while it wasn't my ideal choice, I acquiesced. Turned out that my gut was spot on, and that engagement lasted only a few months.

Wouldn't you know, suitor #1 came back around, 4 years older and wiser, and I was in the talk again. Gave my blessing this time, and their hope is to have a basic and inexpensive wedding at the end of this summer, before school starts. Our church's first building is underway, but likely won't be done by the top of August, so we'll be on the prowl for another venue, hopefully one that won't break the bank for us.

My wife and I already have an anniversary cruise booked for May, two weeks of Christian summer camps, a week of High School Christian Conference, and a 10-day mission trip back to South Dakota on the boards. I don't know how/when a wedding is going to get planned, but I'm pretty sure I will be MUCH older 4 months from now than I am today.

But it's all good, we've weathered the blastings and the blessings, and are glad to be where we are. Prayers that my "baby" will be able to say the same in her own life. \:\)
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#3235505 - 04/30/13 11:24 AM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Nimrod777]
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#3235540 - 04/30/13 12:16 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Congratulations Keith. \:\)
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#3235558 - 04/30/13 12:44 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: sgtwebb1]
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Congrats!!!!!
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#3235569 - 04/30/13 12:54 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: sgtwebb1]
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Congrats Keith! Man, ...baby girl gettin' married. I just don't want to even think about it.
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#3235579 - 04/30/13 01:04 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: MUP]
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Allergy eyes, Keith. I remember a deer and a very scary night in Lydia's journey. You should be so proud of your special "little" girl.
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#3235584 - 04/30/13 01:14 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: scn]
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Keith, when you get a chance, clean out some PMs so I can shoot you something.

Edited by scn (04/30/13 01:26 PM)
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#3235589 - 04/30/13 01:22 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: scn]
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Sounds like you have a "good" summer planned. My one suggestion with a summer wedding is a/c. Mine was in May, tn state park, in a building with no a/c.
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#3235626 - 04/30/13 02:02 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: jb3]
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 Originally Posted By: jb3
Sounds like you have a "good" summer planned. My one suggestion with a summer wedding is a/c. Mine was in May, tn state park, in a building with no a/c.


Yeah, the gal that does children's ministry here did the summer tent wedding, and advises STRONGLY against it. My daughter has already embraced that advice. Has no desire to sweat unnecessarily during such an event!

SCN, will attend to housecleaning forthwith!
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#3235642 - 04/30/13 02:16 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Nimrod777]
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Good job Keith! \:\)
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#3235679 - 04/30/13 02:56 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Kimber45]
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Cool that young men still ask the father's permision!!

Congrats!

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#3235741 - 04/30/13 04:24 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Slaughter-06]
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Congrats, it's a good step that he asked for permission.
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#3235750 - 04/30/13 04:43 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Redfred16]
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Nice!!!!
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#3235775 - 04/30/13 05:26 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: leader]
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Real cool Keith! Congrats!
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#3235844 - 04/30/13 07:22 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: ImThere]
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We have never met but i can remember some of the issues you were dealing with. Now you can reap the rewards of loving her through those times. Solid parenting pays off.
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#3235848 - 04/30/13 07:30 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: goblrhntr]
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Congrats to your baby. Sounds like you'll have an eventful summer.


Edited by preds1 (04/30/13 07:39 PM)
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#3235918 - 04/30/13 08:45 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: preds1]
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Congratulations!
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#3236401 - 05/01/13 02:57 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Mudbone]
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Congrats to her. Condolences to you. Really. My Daddy always let me do what I wanted. He knew I loved stik beyond all reason and he liked him, too but it still took all he had to accept that his baby girl was old enough to marry. Hang in there. It sounds like the young man has done some growing since you shot him down previously. May God bless their marriage.
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#3236420 - 05/01/13 03:38 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Bowdacious]
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Congrats to them and to you. Man they grow up fast!!!
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#3236443 - 05/01/13 04:03 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: Unicam]
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I was lucky. My daughter only had one boyfriend her entire life. From 5th grade on. They have been married going on six years, both have good jobs,own their home and save money like mad. Second granchild due in July.

Lucky with both kids. Except for health issues, never a minites worry.
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#3236493 - 05/01/13 05:20 PM Re: My "Baby" Girl & a Hard Summer to Come [Re: bowriter]
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These two kids are good together. My bride and I were 19 & 20 when we hitched up, so at least they have a year or two on that. He is gentle and respectful towards her as well as us. She can be pretty opinionated, but he seems to deal with her well.

They'll have some health issues even going in, but I think/pray/hope that it will be a great team up!
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