Monday, August 11, 2008

a transatlantic wedding

"Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering!" -- Fanny Crosby
With classwork starting to build up, I'm finding I have less time to blog (although there's always so much to write about!). To hold you over for a little while, I thought I'd share a fun update about my sister with you. As many of you know she's spending the summer in Uganda again this year, and just a few weeks ago she had the pleasure of partaking in a wedding over there. Since I love all things wedding related at the moment, I thought I'd share a snippet of her experience with you. She writes:
"Last Saturday I got to go to a traditional Uganadan wedding, actually I got to be in it! I met the groom in town, he works for the teso maternity project. It was soo cool, it was the "introduction" which is basically the traditional ceremony before the actual church wedding which will probably be sometime next year. The two families basically meet officially and the groom pays the dowry (it was 10 goats and some cows) and presents tons of gifts to the bride's family. And they do this skit where they pretend to be selecting the bride from a group of women (I think to imitate how it was traditionally done). I actually got to be in the wedding -- picture me carrying a basket of fruit on my head during the procession, which was presented to the bride's family from the groom."
Sounds like fun. Here's a photo of my sister at the wedding in the traditional kikoi with her friends Sarah and Jeje.

"When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them."
-- Job 29:24


andrea said...

how is this post already monday the 11! does being engaged give you the ablity to go in the future. LOL!

I miss and love you dearly. Everytime I think of you my hear swells. (I know I tell you this all the time, but i wanted the WORLD to know)

Tell sara I miss my sista from anotha mista, and I can't wait to see her/ you soon. :-)

andrea said...

i meant my heart swells LOL

Katrina said...

haha. it's my magic secret.

Anonymous said...

awww. i miss sara soo much!

Anonymous said...

Sara's dress is hot! Love it! ~Cousin Michael