a crown upon their foreheads


I will be adding another ring to that finger in just a few days, that is, on All Saints' Day, which seems so appropriate—this calling forth to the wider community of the Church to pray and guide Austin and I into the covenant of marriage. A feast day indeed.

And, my favorite words from the marriage rite in The Book of Common Prayer: "Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads."

[photo from the day we got engaged, in Balancing Rock, NC]


  1. We are happy for you guys. The engagement slipped passed us...so we're extra happy--like hearing double-good news. Blessings, Heather & Austin & David

  2. Heather, thank you! It is good to hear from you. I always read your updates and keep you all in my prayers. Hope all is well.