music to match joy

I'm in a super good mood today. It's one of those days when I feel creative, inspired, happy, and want to give everyone a hug. Not really sure why... my coffee lid was leaky this morning, and now I have coffee dots all over my pants. My best friend is moving to Afghanistan tonight and my fiance is going back to Nicaragua after a quick visit in Seattle. I'm saying goodbye to two of the dearest people in the world to me (goodbyes are a constant in my life). But my heart is full of joy today. I've been filled to overflowing. Life is sweet, the sun is shining (always cause for celebration in Seattle), I'm not lacking anything, Dave and Abby are still here for the moment, I am loved. Jesus, thank you.

I've been working on lots of wedding slideshows lately (you know, the ones with embarrassing photos of you in the bathtub as a baby and such). They are so delightful, and it's so fun to watch two adorable children grow up, and then watch the moments that led them to the altar. Memorial stones, beautiful memories, evidence of faithfulness, joy, and love.

The songs these couples (Allen + Courtenay and Nate + Kristi) have chosen match my mood today — happy, but underneath that, deep contentedness. If you need a little music for your Tuesday, here you go...

From Allen + Court

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p02DgHeGdyI]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZpaNJqF4po]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTvhWVTwRnM]

From Nate + Kristi:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AJmKkU5POA&ob=av2e]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFNQE76Us4]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZfisbJa1t0]