C. Pat Lanyon (continued)
She stayed for 5 weeks in people's homes, getting to know the staff and
church people of Truth Baptist. For the first and last week she was at the
Pastor's and one week at the assistant Pastor, Randy Prahl. Another week she
stayed at a deacon's house. The middle week of 5 she boarded at our church choir
director's home, Mr. & Mrs Ed Fallon. That's the week we decided: yes indeed it
was God's will for us to wed!
I only needed confirmation from those at TBC that
she was the noble virtuous woman I believed her to be. God taught me through
this NOT to look on companionship and the Physical aspects of marriage as
paramount, but RATHER the Spiritual and Moral components as paramount. Thus I
have learned at the age of 36 when I married a theme of my life:
"Every good desire, within the will of God, yields to
We left Connecticut bound for Attica, Ohio, where my fiancé's widowed mother
lived in the small village if Siam.
The Wayside Chapel in Buscyrus, OH, was given 2 1/2 weeks notice of our
simple marriage ceremony, meant only to emphasize the blessing of waiting for
God's best in marriage.
Siam honored us with a reception in her neighborhood.
Attica's American Baptist Church congregation honored us with a second
Wayside Chapel honored us with the 'gift' of a full wedding -- we only paid a
professional photographer--church member for developing the pictures, that was
to follow our third reception.
We then left for a Honeymoon in CO where I was born. We decided upon my
brother Gary's recommendation of the Western Town of Gunnison, after which we
were honored by a fourth reception from Tri-town Baptist Church, Frederick, CO.
Flying back from CO to OH and then driving back to CT, we were honored by a
fifth reception at Truth Baptist Church, in South Windsor, CT.
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