A friend and I recently watched her ’70 something year old’ cousin marry her ’90 something year old’ fiancée. It was a beautiful ceremony. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Otherwise, I would have missed witnessing this joyous occasion. For this, I am grateful.
I wasn’t invited and my friend didn’t bring me along uninvited.
The ceremony took place in New York State. We were in Ontario. My friend’s mom (the bride’s first cousin) set up a Facetime call (in New York State) and then added in my friend and her two sisters. As we waited for the ceremony to begin we exchanged greetings and happy thoughts. When it did begin, we quickly muted our microphones to avoid any unintentional interruptions. Everything went smoothly and everyone rejoiced. It’s one thing to enter into marriage all starry eyed in your twenties believing only good things will come your way. It’s another to make that commitment in your 70’s, 80’s and 90’s knowing very well what still lies ahead. It is love and courage personified.
It was a stellar afternoon and realizing that I’ll be able to attend all kinds of fabulous events via Facetime moving forward has made me very happy. Using technology to support one another, stay connected and share in one another’s joy is a great thing. It is technology and life at its best.
Stay well, Heike
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