I just got home from a family wedding in Tecumseh, Michigan.
My first-cousin’s son married the love of his life. Spencer and Erica’s wedding was just as sweet and special as they are. I was overwhelmed several times throughout the day by the knowledge that I have a large extended family.
I was raised a military brat and don’t remember meeting any of my extended family until I was 10. I had met them before but, I was just too young to remember. At, 10 I was overrun with cousins and aunts and uncles and it was all wonderful. After we returned from Hawaii, we spent a part of each year in Michigan with the aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, but as time went by that once a year stopped. Pity that.
I don’t get to see these people often due to geography. It’s a sad state of affairs when the matter of a 7-hour car drive keeps people apart, but we’re all so busy with full lives.
The wedding was outdoors at my cousin Kathy’s and her husband, Joe’s, house. What a beautiful, beautiful setting for the ceremony. It was truly gorgeous. I feel like I witnessed some magical – Spencer and Erica will be a love story for the ages.