September 22, 2013
So do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
|Madeleine as a bridesmaid for her cousin|
She has been doing really well during this month of recovery. She asked me to say thank you to all of you for your cards and other support/encouragement while she was in the hospital.
One of Madeleine's main goals as she came back from NIH was to be able to participate as a bridesmaid in her cousin Katherine's wedding, which was on September 14th (just a few days after Madeleine came home from NIH).
I am pleased to report that Madeleine did great at the wedding and was able to fully be involved in the whole celebration - including the rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner, and everything. It was amazing, and she looked gorgeous!
Here is what Madeleine wrote on her cousin Katherine's Facebook the day of the wedding:
"You are more than just a cousin to me. You are an inspiration, a role model, and basically my big sister. I don't know what I would do without you. You have always been there for me. We are family and nothing is stronger than family. I am so happy for you and Kevin. I love you. Congratulations!"And her cousin responded:
"I love you Madeleine...thank you for being a part of our special day, that meant the world to me. Your description on this photo [above] totally made me cry. I love you with all my heart."We are so grateful that Madeleine was able to be a part of the wedding and to stand alongside her cousin on such a special day. We thank God for moments like these.
|Deanne, Madeleine, David, and Max at the wedding|