Every bit of the after-rehearsal dinner was beautiful, but my favorite part was the toasts. The groom's two big brothers, rather than taking the traditional roasting route, gave sweet toasts, mentioning that they each found themselves looking up to their little brother, as a "pillar of morality" and an all-around great guy. They said they would have to leave the crazy stories and the "dirt" to the groom's roommates and friends. But when the other groomsmen started toasting, instead of "dirt," we heard conversion stories. TWO of the groomsmen attributed their conversion to Christianity to my cousin's influence in their lives. And, perhaps even more impressive, each of them said it was not because of any direct conversion effort on his part but rather because of the example he gave them of one living his life with Christ. Wow! I was floored. How many people have led two people to Christ, solely by their example? And especially at such a young age. So, so awesome.
|The groom and my brother.|
Did I mention he takes that scooter everywhere? Yep, this is how we roll now.
Then, it was back to the hotel for a little pre-wedding rest!
Wedding post to come...