Tears & Kisses
News of Janet's diagnosis hit me pretty hard. She asked me to keep blogging about weddings, and I immediately promised to do so. Then things got kind of boring at the Marriage Factory. The best I can offer you is a few tales of tears and kissing.
The bride & groom have a Spanish wedding. Both speak English but the family doesn't, including the bride's father. The ceremony is lovely, and the couple are very happy. Dad is also happy. He is an older man, dressed in traditional western gear, and tears are running down his face. His daughter explains that he is thrilled to see her married.
My next couple are women. They also cry, very happy to finally be married, even though they are younger than me. They were also very passionate. I've seen many post-wedding kisses before, ranging from a dry peck on the cheek to the borderline pornographic. These ladies - they knew how to kiss. Quite beautiful.
I married several same-sex couples that week. None were matchy-matchy. Better luck to me next time. Get better soon, Janet.