S: Our Wedding Album
BC: Wedding Photography by Kelsey Adkisson Sand Art by Kimberly Lockett
FC: Our Wedding | Kathy and Larry October 15, 2011
1: Dedicated to Our Parents who represent and embody all that we are and aspire to be. We thank them for the numerous ways they have given of themselves and for the models they have been and continue to be for us as we step forward as one into the future together. . With love, Kathy and Larry October 15, 2011 | God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
2: You're Invited
3: The Oregon Coast
5: Chowder Night Friday, October 14 | Join us at the Cornelius House
6: Surrounded by
7: the people we love
8: Good Times
11: St. Augustine's Lincoln City, Oregon
12: Getting Ready
17: It's time!
18: WE BEGIN OUR JOURNEY
20: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Though I command languages both human and angelic -- if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains -- if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offense or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. Love never comes to an end. | Colossians 3: 12 -15 As the chosen of God, then, the holy people whom he loves, you are to be clothed in heartfelt compassion, in generosity and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same. Over all these clothes, put on love, the perfect bond. And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you were called together in one body. | The Word of the Lord. . . | From the Gospel of St. John 17:20-26 That they might all be One I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in me. May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me. I have given them the glory you gave to me, that they may be one as we are one. With me in them and you in me, may they be so perfected in unity that the world will recognize that it was you who sent me and that you have loved them as you have loved me. Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see my glory which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Father, Upright One, the world has not known you, but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me. I have made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and so that I may be in them.
21: To have and to hold
23: Take this ring as a symbol of my love,
24: United in Love
28: "I love you not only for what you are, but who I am when I am with you."
34: Pose ala Kylynn | Pose ala Lindsey
35: Deacon Bill Ennis
39: Yaquina Bay Yacht Club
40: We wish you much happiness to you both. We love you very much. Congratulations! | You both are so happy together. It's wonderful to have my sister back.
42: Joy, Eckhout, Adkisson Isle by Hailey Adkisson <
43: I promised my mom that I would write something to say at her wedding. Since Hailey was unanimously nominated for bridesmaid duties, and Kelsey, being the artist she is, was naturally appointed as the photographer, it seems, once again, that leaves just me and my mouth. Pretty typical for our family. As you may know, I don’t really have much experience with marriage so don’t actually have a lot to say on the subject, specifically . . surprising as that may be to some. But, I do feel like I’ve gotten a pretty wide and varied taste of life during the short time that I’ve been on this planet. My mom raised me to “spread my wings”, so to speak, and I’ve probably put every ounce of myself into doing just that. Experiencing life – taking in the joy, the pain, the fear, the immense happiness, and the beautiful connections to the people that pass in and out of our lives is something we can all relate to. And to me, that is always something to pause and celebrate. This past summer I spent a week back east with my mom. I had just returned from my year in India and was going through a bit of reverse culture shock. By complete coincidence, it happened that the Dalai Lama was speaking in D.C. the week I was there in Maryland. So Larry, knowing my interest in his teachings and the India withdrawal I was going through, hunted down two tickets so that my mom and I could go and see him --which was incredibly kind and thoughtful. | So, mom and I headed to DC to see the Dalai Lama, not totally sure of what to expect. It was amazing to see him and simply be in his presence, but unfortunately, we ended up on a day during his workshop where he was teaching about the specific rituals of Tibetan Buddhism -- in Tibetan. So we sat for a while, took it in, and then peaced out and pulled a “Grandma Pat.” We got lunch. Because, as it goes among the Eckhout women, if the jeans don’t fit, go eat food instead! I was flipping through the bit of notes I took on that day and one thing that he said has stayed with me, which I’d like to share with you. He said that in a single day, a person takes around 21,600 breaths. That's 21,600 moments to experience life. 21,600 opportunities for joy. 21,600 chances for adventure, for love, to make peace, or to stand up for something you believe in. 21,600 breaths to forgive, to embrace, to try something new – to take a chance. 21,600 breaths to let others into your life and be happy. In keeping with my far east theme here, I have a favorite poem that I thought I'd share by Rumi. So, with that, Mom and Larry, I wish you all the best in your new adventure together. May you welcome each breath and the moments that fill them with joy, acceptance, compassion, and an open heart for whatever lay ahead. | The Guest House This being human is a guest house, Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, Who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, Still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, Meet them at the door and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes, Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. | And now a few words from Lindsey. . .