Yesterday was a momentous day (and I’m not talking about the royal wedding).
Yesterday, my sister gave birth to my newest niece. I have already been daydreaming about what my role may be for my nieces and nephew when I am finally able to move out that way. The question is, when will that happen? There are several things that need to happen before I can go, and with the economy the way it is, they aren’t happening. I fear that I will miss the best parts of their lives.
Yesterday, two friends of mine became husband and wife. I don’t usually have a very positive view of marriage, because so many of them (including my own) end in failure. However, I also know that a precious few become beautiful success stories. The wedding I witnessed yesterday is refreshing to me, because if any couple has a chance to make it work, it is these two. They are still young and have a great amount to learn, but their heads are in the right place. They married for the right reasons, they have the right priorities, and I believe they will take the right approach to make their marriage a success. Seeing them together keeps me from giving up hope on marriage altogether. I wish them a long and loving journey together, and I will do my best to support them in the years to come.