With the bridesmaids in their boots …
and the search and rescue dog turned ring bearer…
under the tallest of pine trees..
in the forest up above Canmore.
Pledges were made. Promises were kept. Friendships restored and Families united. A marriage was begun.
Good morning. We all gather at weddings to witness and drink and be merry but there is a much more serious task for us as wedding guests. We also pledge our own strength and arms to the couple who are embarking on their journey together. A marriage only begins on the wedding day. When we consent to eat and drink their food and celebrate with them we are also consenting to go through the good and the bad with them. As a congregated group we also promise to hold and support the couple. A lifetime of marriage is not simple or easy. No couple should do that alone. And any couple who creates a wedding day and invites us along is saying I will need your help. Will you pledge to be there for us too? Will you be one of our supports along our life’s journey? Are you brave enough?
The wedding was beautiful, set in the scented forest. The company divine, the food fabulous and the wine flowed as it is want to do on an occasion such as this. And now my head aches and a cloud of tiredness has caught up with me. Senior Son has put me on a reverse curfew and I am not allowed out of bed until it is a reasonable hour. So I guess I will tiptoe about and make myself a cup of coffee then take it back to bed.
Have a lovely day.
The sun is shining here in Canmore, Alberta.
your friend, celi