The beauty of family.

It's been many years since I have been home and able to share in family events. The closest that the kids and I came to that was being blessed with attending the wedding of one of my brothers in Myrtle Beach in October. To be able to be there was so amazing. It was wonderful to see my siblings and be able to witness to a life event of such magnitude. These are once in a lifetime experiences. Another of my brothers will be marrying a beautiful woman in just a short few weeks. I am over the moon excited to be able to be here for it, and to get to know this wonderful woman that he has chosen to be his bride.

This weekend, I was blessed to be able to attend my soon-to-be-sister-in-law's bridal shower luncheon. It was a beautiful event. I had forgotten how much I missed partaking in events with family and friends. When the military takes your family here, there, and everywhere you almost start new family where ever you end up. But again, that is hard because you are all coming and going to different places at different times. I'm happy to have moved us to where my kids, (and selfishly, myself as well) can experience the loveliness that comes from the permanence of civilian life. We have made wonderful friends over the last ten years of traveling, but it's good to be home. The timing couldn't be better, too, in that we get to share in the new life that is developing in our extended family.

 The thing that struck me most about this day was that it was not just like I am gaining a sister through marriage, but a whole wonderful bunch of family. It was lovely. That's the only word, I can think of to describe the day. Lovely.

To the future! And to more of this loveliness in our lives!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful post, Celeste. It was indeed a lovely day. I could not be happier that you felt so at home and welcome with many of the other wonderful women in my life. Thank you so much for being part of such a special day, and for being such a lovely person, yourself!



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