Can you have one without the other? Joy and Pain forever walking side by side through life.
These two however, Travis and Jessica, are obviously feeling pure joy. Aren't they adorable?
While his younger brother, the last one left at home, is so very sad. "I have lost my best friend," he kept saying throughout the day.
I am trying to forget all the things that went wrong. The sun that beat down on us during the wedding luncheon. One p.m. on an August day, temperatures in the 90's, no shade in our side garden. Someone forgot about getting canopies to put over the tables. Ooops!!
The planned-for family portrait that looks more like the shot of a Glee Club than a family, because Dad and a few of the boys forgot to wear their suit coats. It was supposed to be white shirts, turquoise ties, and at least three of them wearing dark jackets, most especially Dad!
Hello?? Why did I not think to look around me and check for the dark jackets???
But does this crowd care? No, of course not. All they really care about is having fun and being goofy. Never mind the formal family portrait that Mom wants. Because the last time the family was all together and did a professional portrait was in 1998, when the newlywed groom was nine years old.
Never mind. I'll get over it. Sigh.
For them, it was a day of perfect joy.