July 31, 2005
Yesterday morning my Father-in-Law got married again. (I got home really late last night, so I couldn't blog, sorry) It was a beautiful ceremony with just the immediate family present. Then after the ceremony we went to his house where friends and extended family were invited to have food and drink and enjoy the special day. It was really low-key but special I think.
I think it would be tough to get remarried. I've been married for 22 years, and honestly can't even imagine what it would be like without my partner. We have done a lot of growing together and form a team. One cannot live without the other. At least that's the way it seems. I'm sure if forced to separate, we would cope. My wife's mom passed away a few years ago and it was really hard on all of us. But even harder, I imagine is to go on without a person's true love. I don't know how he managed. So empty life would seem.
But his new bride is elegant, witty, smart, gracious and loving. From what I've seen she's a great mom and grandmother. She said something really cool that I wanted to capture here. I can't remember her exact words but it was something like this, "I've heard that when we lose the love of our lives, it's very difficult to remarry because no-one can measure up to what we have lost. I used to believe that. But then someone told me that it is those who have loved the greatest that know how to love and will love like that again. I believe this is true now."
We are all thrilled for both of them and are happy for them. We are also happy that we are gaining another family for holidays!
Yesterday was a perfect day. No sour notes or wedding crashers could detract from the beauty of two people coming together.
Posted by carl1236 at July 31, 2005 7:27 PM | Love your Neighbor