This is truly a lovely weekend. Both for the pure aesthetics of the wintry landscape as well as the events that we are celebrating over the three days.
: Yesterday :
My sister accepted the proposal for marriage from her long-time boyfriend. It was an elaborate plan that he executed seamlessly! He took her to Florida under the guise of a family trip (his parents accompanied him to seal the deal) and he took her swimming with dolphins. He planned (with the staff) to have one dolphin “deliver” the message. When she finally saw the message, she squealed and readily accepted. He had arranged for the staff to set up a little gazebo where he could officially propose on bended knee.
…supposedly there was a videographer there, so I am hoping to see the actual scene myself! [updated 1/7: Sarah sent some of the still photos - you can see them here!]
My whole family knew the plans, and according to Sarah, she was 100% surprised. I am elated. I love Andrew, and he will be a great “official” addition to the family (he has been in the family for quite some time already). They are thinking about an autumn wedding… I am pulling for October.
: Today :
It was six years ago today that Kris and I became husband and wife. It was the best decision I have ever made, and I am eternally grateful to call him my partner in life, my love, and my best friend. We learn valuable lessons from each other every day. We grow together. We encourage each other. We complement each other. I knew these when I married him then, and I am even more sure of it now.
The path ahead – we will traverse it together.
Our photographs were integrated into our Weekend Walk, one of our New Year’s Resolutions. We plan to take quiet, meditative walks through the forest each weekend with each other. It is a good time to think about the present, plan for the future, and reminisce about our past. I will speak more about the weekend walks over the upcoming year.
: Tomorrow :
My best friend of many years will be saying “I do” tomorrow. Bec and I have shared so much since we met in that college classroom in 2000. Together we traveled across the world …spent weeks in a kibbutz and digging around in the dirt… conjugated ancient Greek and Hebrew verbs… shared secrets and future ambitions… stood on the altar together when I married Kris… talked many hours across long distances… shared holiday meals and family get-togethers… knit… played tourist in our own city… attended festivals… and tomorrow, I will be able to see her marry her loved one. I am happy to see her so happy. I am honored to be a part of the ceremony.
…Wishing you a love-filled weekend…
Please share in my joy and tell someone that you love them today.