Popping in to post the quickest of updates. We had a get-together at my older sister-in-law’s house yesterday to welcome my younger sister-in-law’s new fiance’ into the family. Verdict? He’s a great guy. No uncomfortable pauses in conversation, anxieties over what he will think of us . . . it was as if he’d been in the family for years and years. Great sense of humor and dotes on my sister-in-law as he should.
They asked my girl if she would be a junior bridesmaid in the wedding next spring. I thought she was going to choke her aunt with the fierceness of her hug, if she didn’t bust her eardrums with the loudness of her “YES!” She was incredibly excited. She’ll be 10 years old by then and I think she’ll handle her “junior bridesmaid duties” just fine. They are getting married in a very old Episcopalian church in Galveston — it was built in the mid-1800’s and has a long aisle and beautiful stained glass windows (two of which are Tiffany windows that survived the 1900 Storm). The photographs are going to be marvelous. The reception will be held at the historic Galvez Hotel on the Seawall. I do love weddings . . .
I think the most touching moment of the entire day was a 30 second exchange between my husband and his little sister, though. When goodbyes were being said, he hugged her and then said, “You know, when you were 16, you were a real pain . . . but you’ve turned out alright. I love you.” And he kissed her on the cheek. She looked at him and told him how much that meant to her.
She went through a pretty bumpy time during her teenage years — a REALLY bumpy time, and she has turned into a beautiful, intelligent woman. I think her fiance’ appreciates the woman that she’s become. It was evident in his eyes.
Well, enough of that — work to do, bills to pay . . .