Wednesday, September 21, 2022

It was heaven


My son married his love this past weekend. The entire occasion felt infused with the energy of love. Everyone said so. We laughed, we cried, we danced into the wee hours. My heart is so full I can’t manage to curate a photo album or even articulate what I’m feeling. We weren’t supposed to take pictures during the ceremony. But for the photographer and videographer, it was supposed to be unplugged. But one person took this picture anyway, of the new Mr. and Mrs. Arrindell saying the vows they’d each written just the night before. Their promises to each other were poignant, wry, real, and so very beautiful. I’ll put up more pictures soon but for now I’m just basking in the joy of our children, our families and true friends. So much joy. My new daughter, when she and her new husband spoke during the dinner portion of the festivities, described walking down the aisle on her father’s arm, everyone cheering and clapping as she moved toward my son, the lake and trees and clear sky behind him. “I felt as if I was walking into heaven,” she said. I’ll never forget those words. 



13 comments:

  1. This puts a lump in my throat. I feel the sting of happy tears. The OMG- ness of it all hits me in my chest! LOVELY, blessed!

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  2. This is giving me goose bumps in addition to a lump in my throat. Congratulations to you all, I'm so happy for all of you.

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  3. Reading this brings tears of joy to my eyes and a smile so big to my heart. You describe this moment of love so beautifully. I could feel it all across the miles and time.

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  4. Seeing your son and his love, tears of joy are welling up. Two young people carrying love forward together.

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  5. That is so beautiful - all of it. Heaps of good wishes for the newlyweds as they step into their future!

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  6. There is nothing any bride could say that would be more beautiful and loving. Your son chose wisely. So did his bride.

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  7. Your son and his love are truly a match made in heaven. They will build a life together filled with love and joy.

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  8. Beautiful photo....look forward to seeing more. Congratulations to your boy and his bride.

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  9. How lovely! Wishing them many, many years of love and happy adventures together!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful. Overflowing with love.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  11. Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law and to you and your whole clan! That's terrific, happy news. I love the photo. :)

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  12. Is there anything better than a wedding? So full of love and promise.

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