I did not cry at my son’s wedding. The rain and Maine mist had me covered. And yet, the memories, misty as things become in the blur of emotion and layers, remain firm and strong.
The way they look at each other is enough to make anyone believe in love. The years they spent in discernment of their path, separately and together, is enough to make anyone believe in faith. The joy and rightness in the air over the weekend was palpable enough to make anyone simply believe.
We created a movie featuring video clips of him learning to walk and play piano, running cross-country, delivering a valedictory speech; and including photos with friends and family at home, in the mountains, at the ocean. For background music (when he wasn’t playing) we used ‘Beautiful Boy’ by John Lennon. [The corresponding slide show by her parents was set to Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely.’ Tell you something about these two?!!!]
As the two newly-weds spend the week on a Maine island, we return to the misty shore of Massachusetts, wet with rain, storm and yes, not a few tears. But they are tears of such joy and appreciation for the many gifts of heart that a weekend with all our wonderful families uniquely offers. Misty memories, all.
Sarah, what a beautiful gathering–thank you for sharing this joy and love with us. They do look like a wonderful future full of love awaits. And the joy on your face–dancing with your son–so wonderful!! 🙂 Congratulations and Best Wishes to everyone ❤
Whoops–I was looking for my comment and thought it had disappeared into the ether–oh well, can never have too many good wishes, right? 🙂
So true! I appreciate them all over again 🙂
Hi Sarah! Misty indeed–I’m misty just reading and seeing the photos. They do look so much in love and that is such a lovely joyful photo of you dancing with your son. So much heart in all of this, it looks like the future is quite bright indeed. 🙂 Congratulations and a virtual hug to all! ❤
Many thanks Sara for your own heart-felt response!! After all the waiting and planning, it’s hard to believe that day is already in the past. But as you say – so much brightness ahead!!!
Beautiful post, Mom! Thanks for your presence, your generous and creative contributions to the celebration, and a lovely dance – I’m still getting comments about how much people enjoyed watching us 🙂
So good to hear from you, Josh. I LOVED the picture of your hands with rings, flowers, lace and sleeves . . . classic and so tender. We are all still lifted on the joy of your big day. Next time we see each other, let’s watch the video Caitlyn recorded of us!!! She got you ‘n Kate, too 🙂 XO
I was so lucky to be there Sarah! What an incredible duo those two are and will be.
We were among the lucky ones as well, lunastar. A weekend beyond imagination; and the very best of it was the gathering of our two extended clans on the groom’s side for what may well prove to have been an historic one-time happening. Can’t wait to see the official photos and to share them. Many heartfelt thanks for extending yourself to make the trip. I would never have known you had such major surgery.
How beautiful ! Your love misted the page, my eyes and has made its way into my heart. Congratulations to this ever burgeoning continuing story of love – Thank you for sharing 🙂
Love your comment, drpkp – thanks for stopping by! It’s always rewarding to hear when my writing – and my heart – resonates beyond my own page.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment in your life. Bon voyage to your son and daughter-in-law on their journey together.
Thanks so much for your comment!! They had quite the send-off after the in-gathering of two large families. And now I turn to the next gathering of materials and women – my annual writing retreat in Northeast Vermont. Let’s hope the sun dries things out a bit!!!