We had the privilege of hosting a beautiful beach wedding at our house – “Sonrei House” (sunray).
We met Delinda, a lovely American lass, last year while she was working with the youth in the Nazarene Church. She was young, very sweet, intelligent, beautiful and single. She was also assigned a similarly handsome young man to transport her around for her various duties – on the back of a motorbike. It all seems very obvious to me even though I am quite a naive country bloke but it seems the Church itself was not so readily approving of what developed. But that’s all history now and we had a great wedding on the beach in front of our house. The bride was prepared in one of the rooms and came down the staircase to meet her man with two little Timorese bridesmaids, to be married off in a beautiful sunset ceremony.
Oh, and the new baby – we purchased him from a man down the road in our village for $20. The locals thought that was expensive but we wanted to give this little guy an opportunity at a life that he might not get in another household. He is very sweet, has brown puppy dog eyes, soft skin and a cute button nose…..