Last Week’s Update.

Sorry that this blog post later than usual. A lot has been going on and my(MaeLee) world has been turned upside down.

I was on Spring Break last week and got to do a few hours of observation for student teaching. Tim had some time off last week and had class scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday I talked to my mom and asked her how my grandmother was doing and she told me her sugar was really high and her O2 levels were down but a nurse was coming to get things straightened out. Thursday morning I got up to head to school to do some more observation hours and I almost to my turn to enter the school parking lot and Tim called me asking me to come home and not do my observation hours for the day. I kept asking him why but he insisted that I come home and he would explain more. I turned around and headed home and Tim was waiting for me at the door. He told me that my Paw-Paw called Ethan (my brother) and told him that my Gran-Gran passed away…

Tim stayed with me for about a hour and then headed to church to talk to his professor and he was very understanding of the situation and I told Tim I would be fine to stay in class for the day. We left to go to Monroeville when he came home from class. We stayed with my Paw-Paw the next three nights and four days.

I thought I was going to hold up through everything pretty well, but I was completely wrong. This woman, my Gran-Gran..Marian Boatwright, she helped raise me. I was her “precious angel”. She kept me every day throughout my elementary years. She took me to church when my mom couldn’t. She loved jewelry. She loved make-up. She loved helping people. She was St. Jude’s top fundraiser every year. She was a nurse. She was married to Charles Boatwright for over 56 years. What she thought came out her mouth. She was opinionated. And she was so amazing.

This is Gran-Gran and Paw-Paw at my cousin Adam’s wedding a few years ago.

Mine and Tim’s wedding day.

Family picture at our wedding.

I gained the name “precious angel” from my Gran-Gran when in 1989 she could no longer be a nursery nurse due to having a shoulder problem. My mom found out that she was pregnant with me soon after that happened. Since my mom would have to go back to work after she had me, she would need someone to take care of me and my Gran-Gran volunteered for the job. She started taking care of me every day and called me her “precious angel” because taking care of me made her feel like she was a nursery nurse again. She often argued with my mom that I was her little girl rather than my mom’s little girl.

I want to say thank you to everyone for the prayers, phone calls, texts, cards, emails, and food. Please keep my family in your prayers in the days to come. My Paw-Paw ask that you do not stop praying for him. I have never seen someone look so alone in a room full of people. It breaks my heart to see him this way and go through this. But my God is good and faithful. My grandmother is completely healed and rejoicing in heaven.

Home Sweet Auburn

We are officially “The Mathii” now! We are so excited about this new chapter of our lives!

The wedding went wonderfully well last Saturday. We had a few stumblings over my dress, a ring bearer falling off stage, and a lot of nerves and emotions flowing, but it was perfect. I do not think I have ever been more nervous in my life! I was more nervous about saying my vows than anything else. After those were said and I had my wedding band on my hand, it was smooth sailing from there. (Sidenote: If you didn’t notice in the ceremony, Tim could not get the wedding band on my hand. My hands had swollen up from all of my nerves. After we lighted our unity candle, I got it on my finger correctly.) I whispered to Tim on stage that “I can finally breathe and don’t feel nervous anymore”. Tim wasn’t nervous at all..lucky. I don’t know how he managed that, but I know now that all the time, effort, stressing, and decorating was all worth it!

Our favorite part of the ceremony was the worship. It was so incredible to be worshiping hand in hand as bride and groom. We wanted the sole focus to be on God, and we feel that it was. Another favorite part of the day for me(MaeLee) was taking pictures with everyone. Taking pictures with 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 5 flower girls, and 2 ring bearers tends to be chaotic, but a lot of fun! The parents trying to make their kids stop crying and actually smile was pretty hysterical!

I think I was more nervous Friday than I was Saturday. Friday went by so fast that I didn’t have time to think! We were all trying to get last minute stuff, get nails done, meet and greet everyone that kept arriving at different times, call and direct people to hotels and the church, and decorate. During rehearsal we had kids running around everywhere, people meeting each other for the first time, and lots of laughter! It was a really great time. Then, we had dinner that was phenomenal! Our best man, matron of honor, and maid of honor shared great stories and gave awesome advice. A lot of our family and friends shared some more wonderful things.

Also, at rehearsal we found out where we were going on our honeymoon!! We spent 3 days and 4 nights in Gulf Shores, AL at Sunrise Village. It was so great to be away from the daily distractions and interruptions. We went out to eat at Tacky Jack’s, LuLu’s, and Lambert’s. We got some special treatment at the movies one night for being honeymooners, which landed us a free popcorn. At Lambert’s, they announced to everyone and made Tim where ribbon around his head. 🙂 We also shopped, watched movies, and lots of other things.

We are now back in home sweet Auburn and getting things unpacked and tucked away in our house! We will be spending Christmas day with Tim’s family in Eufaula and will celebrate with my family in January. We are pumped about our first Christmas together as a married couple!!

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and remember why we celebrate this special time of the year!!

Finally Up and Running

Thanks for visiting the site. If you’ve tried to look before you’ve probably noticed the lack of articles, but that’s about to change. I hope to update this at least weekly so that anyone can keep up with me while I’m in seminary. For now know that I am praying for you as you read this and I hope that you will be praying for my fiance and me as we prepared to get married in December. That’s it for now but come back for more information to come.