love is patient

There was a wedding this weekend.

It has been eight years in the making

But the bride and groom didn’t get that memo until about a year ago.

They may have even fought the inevitable for years and years.

But none of that matters anymore…

Because now, they are a happy couple…

Actually…now they are a united family.


Oh…and Cort and I were there, of course.

It was a perfect day for the perfect event.

Congratulations, Chris, Sarah, and Jack.  You’ve always been a family.
But now you are whole.

(Also?  I am officially retiring from being a bridesmaid.  That TV show was right…Eight is Enough).

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Beautiful! The story, the details, and all of you! Congratulations to your extended family!

  2. I looks like a wonderful wedding. I like your dress.

  3. LOVE your dress!! You guys look wonderful!

  4. you looked so GORGEOUS, the bride looked beautiful too and I love how they found one another, came back together…

    wow, your smile just makes me SMILE too

  5. You look wonderful. I retired too. I was in 8 too. Pregnant for 3 of them. I wish I could do it again, but really just to throw the bridal showers.

  6. You look great.

    I can’t STAND being in weddings!!

    Actually.. I just sorta don’t like weddings… which is why I eloped!

  7. Aw. Okay, that’s officially and adorable wedded family.

  8. Awww, too cute! Congrats to them!

  9. You look great, congratulations to them!

  10. How is it that you look better as a PREGNANT bridesmaid than I ever did when I was…ummmm….a not-pregnant bridesmaid?

    Thanks for sharing the gorgeousness. And the happiness. And the love.
    It really is patient sometimes, isn’t it?

  11. wow, nice wedding and you and your husband look great!

  12. I love this! Congratulations to your brother.

    And? That’s a hot dress, missy!