milby1960.typepad.com > Charlotte's Wedding Album (Oct. 2009)

Remember the lovely Cinderella Story Charlotte shared with us a while back? Well, here's the beginning of the next chapter - HER Wedding!!!. Click on the titles or thumbnails for a larger view and narrative.

A - An E-mail from Charlotte Dew

A - An E-mail from Charlotte Dew

I received this special e-mail from Charlotte Vann Casselberry Dew this week. Here is the story of her wedding alongside the photos she included.

"Well, as you have heard from my bestest friend, Gladys, I married my dear sweet friend and love, Earnest Dew on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009.


B - The Nuptials

B - The Nuptials

"Through the mysterious workings of God, Gladys called me one Sunday 2 years ago (during church) to ask me if she could give my phone number to this man in her Sunday School class. I thought she had to be nuts. I had been a widow for 14+ years and had never dated anyone and didn't plan to start then. But after a few hurried minutes of badgering, I said ok.

That afternoon, I received a call from this man and agreed to meet him for dinner the next evening at Cracker Barrel. It was a tense evening, and I told Gladys that I wasn't interested.


C - I Now Pronounce You...

C - I Now Pronounce You...

"Luckily, the Lord didn't give up on me, and neither did Earnest. It seemed that different 'life's situations' constantly threw me in the midst of functions where Earnest was. I ran into him at a Resale Shop with my precious grandson Austin, who promptly told me that I needed to marry him.

The Lord continued to use Austin to get me to move my membership from Tallowood Baptist Church, a church that I had been a member of for 30 years, to join Second in Katy, the same church that Earnest was a member of, as well as Gladys.


D - Our Friendship Grew...

D - Our Friendship Grew...

"And patiently, Earnest gave me all the time I needed to get to know him and his family, and to allow our friendship to grow into a rich and deep love.


E - With This Ring...

E - With This Ring...

"I might add, Austin continued to prod with teases of "I now pronounce you man and wife", or "you may now kiss the bride."


F - Things Happened Quickly

F - Things Happened Quickly

"When Earnest asked me to marry him and to move to Florida with him, I thought it would be later in the year. But things happened so quickly, selling his home, finding the perfect home, getting our things moved, etc, that I found myself left behind in Houston while he moved. After we had been apart 6 weeks, he asked me if I would mind if we got married over the Labor Day weekend.


G - The Rest is History

G - The Rest is History

"He and his daughter made all the arrangements. All I had to do was show up. And the rest is history.


H - A Funny Note

H - A Funny Note

"Oh, a funny note though - I had made a commitment to work through September 15th, so I got on a plane the day after we married and went back to Houston. Earnest flew in to get me on the 17th. When he hugged me, he said, "no more one night stands."


I - We Thank God Every Day

I - We Thank God Every Day

"With my car loaded down, we headed "home." I am blessed!!! I am happy and safe with a wonderful Christian man. God has led us to a wonderful church filled with gracious people who welcomed us with open arms. We thank Him every day for His provision, His love for us.


J - God's Plans

J - God's Plans

"Ever since the day my Bob died, almost 16 years ago, I claimed Jeremiah 29:11 as MY scripture: For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, but to give you hope and a future.


K - God's Promise Fulfilled

K - God's Promise Fulfilled

"There have been many times over the years, in particular when my youngest son Kyle was killed, that I believed that the good that God promised was not to be on this earth. That God would fulfill the promise when I went to Heaven.


L - God Brought Earnest Into My Life

L - God Brought Earnest Into My Life

"But I've told Earnest and I've told others, that God has truly brought both good and prosperity to me since he brought Earnest into my life. And for that I am ever grateful."

Charlotte