mi familia es su familia…
when my cousin rachel got married this past weekend it was a love fest of immense proportions.
i don’t think i can adequately describe for you the feeling of love in the air.
you see, my cousin never wanted to get married.
then she met thomas. several years later, here we are, and they are married. this is what she said…(paraphrase)
“marriage, to me, was just a contract, a document… i wanted to get married because i know how this side of my family values marriage. you all hold marriage in such high regard, that i really wanted to do this for you. i wanted to share this moment in time with you all. and as we began to plan, we began to see what marriage was really about and wanted to share this with everyone”
wow. humbling and beautiful.
and she brought her friends. 19 of them from all over the country. and we all fell in love with each other.
some were friends from nyc, where they live, some from kentucky, some from connecticut, some from austin, pittsburgh.
rachel and thomas collected people and those people love them enough to come all the way to the south.
and our family is amazing… so she knew that her friends would be welcomed with open arms.
it was enchanting.
does your family do that? welcome others with open arms?
who can you bring into your fold that needs a family?