Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Countdown: Today I'm thankful for . . . newlyweds

We've had three weddings in our family within the last six weeks. Daughter Kate and her Greg kicked off the bridal season on October 18 in Atlanta, followed soon thereafter by niece Colleen and her Mark on November 8 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, and nephew Matt and his Jessica (seen here) today in Athens, Georgia.

Each wedding was unique to the couple. Each was joyous and touching. Each reception was filled with good food, conversation, and laughter. And now, we have three new people (and their families) added to our family.

These six brave souls have reminded us of the importance of families and loving relationships. We are now all connected in new ways. These unions will have different and unforeseen consequences - mostly good, we predict - for every member of each of the families in the new connection. It's the way families grow and change and move forward, adding wonderful ingredients to the big stew o' kin pot.

Here's to Kate and Greg and Colleen and Mark and Matt and Jessica - thank you for bringing us new people to love and reminding us of how remarkable families are. Cheers!

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