"Weddings are hope for the future, hope for a new generation, hope that love and family can win out over everything else. Weddings are not more important then life, and they don't stand apart from life, but they represent something bigger then us, and undoubtedly bigger then the dress we wear or the flowers we carry."
This week I will be joining my soon to be family in an incredibly difficult time. I know it will bring us closer, and this is what being a family is all about.
*Photo from Our Labor of Love, I know I've used it before, but this is what we need from friends and family right now, and this image just speaks to me.
**We were reminiscing about his uncle the other day, and remembered a great story about him. Last summer, right after we got engaged, we were all up at his family's cottage in Wisconsin. His aunt had asked me about what I was planning to do about the whole "giving away" process because of my situation with my father. I explained to her that I was going to walk myself down the aisle. Later that day, his uncle came up to him and told him that if I wanted someone to walk me down the aisle he would be honored to. (at the time he was already sick, and we have always been close). It's one of the few times I've ever seen P cry, and it was a really special moment I will always remember.