Now where were we?
Oh, that’s right. It’s still June. Beginnings and Endings, month of transitions. We had the good fortune to kick off our summer with one of my most favoritest kind of beginnings.
There was a time in my life when every other weekend was filled with weddings. The dress, the gift, the toasts and dancing began to feel like a festive routine.Fast forward ten years and suddenly a wedding is no longer part of our routine. In fact, it had been almost four years since my family attended a wedding.
And, as if the prospect of a family wedding wasn’t enough, this wedding had the added bonus of being a destination wedding. If you haven’t already guessed, I adore a destination wedding!
In this case the destination was Yosemite and the wedding was held at the historic Wawona Lodge.At some point during our pre-wedding hikes around Yosemite I realized this was the first wedding Child #1 could comprehend in terms of the couple’s long term commitment.
“But mom,” she asked me repeatedly. “What happens if the bride and groom say ‘I don’t’. What will everyone do?”I promised her this wouldn’t happen but the worry lingered.
After the ceremony, at the reception, she took a break from dancing and drinking sparkling apple cider to pull me aside and whisper gleefully, “They did it!”
Yes, they did it! There was no hesitation, no doubts and none of the post-wedding wrestling matches that occurred at my wedding, unless you count the one that broke out among a group of three year olds during the reception.It was a perfect, beautiful beginning.
And, as is always the case with this kind of beginning, I wish them a wonderful life together.