Our lives have been busy these past few weeks traveling and preparing to travel.
Memorial Weekend we celebrated a family wedding. Weddings are special for the gathering of family and friends overflowing with expressions of love. Within all the preparations, on that special day, no matter what problems came up, which ones were solved or caused changes the bride and groom saw only each other. Under the loving gaze of all who care about them the happy couple shone with matrimonial love.
On our way home we stopped for gas and a bite to eat. As is the norm, these days, sitting in a public place it is quite easy to overhear cell phone conversations. I began to pick up on the number of people who sign off their conversations with, "love you."
Media tends to highlight the tragic, the sorrowful and the down trodden. The proliferation of reality shows would indicate that dramatic confrontation is our emotional choice which we then reflect onto those who cross our path in the day to day. And yet, the real world beyond the camera appears to belie this idea.
Individuals want light, laughter and love in their life. Casual observation would offer proof, more often than not, they are ready and willing to be, extend or give all three.
The wedding tradition builds my hope for love and family. Love expressed in the modern, technological methods is just as reassuring.
"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Baby picture from: