Another Wedding

We just got back from our last wedding of the year (thank goodness).

One of my Other Mothers (interestingly, the mother of L, who got married two weeks ago) married a delightful man today in a lovely, simple ceremony.  I couldn’t be more happy for them.

They both lost their first spouses and have adult children who were their attendants in the wedding.  I read somewhere that people who were happy in their first marriages tend to remarry earlier after the death of their spouse.  I don’t know how true that is on the whole, but it is certainly true for this couple.  They both had lovely marriages and families.  And they were supports to one another after their losses.  And they work well together.

It was interesting to watch the Pastor who buried their spouses perform the ceremony.  I think it is interesting how sometimes we have so much sorrow and struggle, and then can find such love and happiness.  Plus, it was cool to see the families together.

The ceremony was quick.  The bride was beautiful.  The groom was so keen, he cracked everyone up by saying “I will” before the pastor even finished a sentence.  To see their smiles was worth a million dollars.

Marriage is a beautiful thing.  No matter how old or young you are.  It was a blessing to be a part of their special day and see the joy they have in being married.

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