Thursday, February 19, 2009

my flourishing bridesmaid career...

In the past month, I had the pleasure of being a witness as two of my favorite women in the world made sacred vows and commitments. Significantly, they are two of the strongest, most fiercely independent women I know. So it was even more special to see them both make this step.

As a result of these two weddings (and the aptly timed PPAC Sermon series), marriage seems to have become a theme in my life recently. It is everywhere. Which on some days is great, but on others is a little difficult.

But it has got me thinking. It has made me realize, that maybe Leonard Cohen nailed down one of the greatest truths of all time.

"Love is not a victory march. It's a cold and its a broken hallelujah"

There it is again. I just can't escape it. In both of these weddings, I saw so much more than the "victory march" that weddings can so easily become. I saw the second part, I saw the whispered hallelujah. I witnessed the inevitable sacrifice, the loss, and the coming together again. And it was beautiful.

And you had me pegged as a wedding cynic.

round six.
Bonnie & Caleb
(CP Reunion)


Sort of a random pic, but the "wedding pics" aren't in yet.

On the final day, we played "Tiny Dancer" and no one left with dry eyes.

round five:
Geoff & Lavonne


Geoff & Lavonne in the Newspaper Photo. It's a little blurry, but check out that marquis.
Amazing.

Two Drewlo's in a wedding party. Loving that.

The ladies in the "second dresses".

I like a man in a sweater vest. Also I have ribbon in my hair.

So there you have it. I would like to say that I am going to retire. but who is kidding who? That is never going to happen. I guess if I want to friend on the tombstone, this comes with the territory.

3 comments:

Spiro said...

friend.


(not only on your tombstone, but also in the blogosphere forever.)

mel said...

great post...
especially the part about "i love a man in a sweater vest" SO glad that we got a chance to get to know Matt a bit better! What a gem he is!
Hope you are doing well, pal...

Laura said...

three things:

1) I still pout over not making it to getting hitched, especially when I see a picture like that

2) hair ribbons? fantastic things; good job

3) I like how you think that if you just get that tombstone inscription out enough one of us will be bound to see to it