Today JumbledMind got married
or rather, if you want to get technical, it was late last night, Texas time.
My little sister is now a married woman, and doesn't she look lovely. There will be another reception at our hometown ( the one today was at the groom's hometown ) in a week's time.
My brother and older sister and their families have gone back to Malaysia to join in the happy occasion, but for various reasons, I am unable to travel back to Malaysia to be with my family and my younger sister for this wonderful celebration. Of course I feel sad, but some of the reasons are beyond what I can control, and so it's a que sera sera situation. David feels terrible for me, but JumbledMind promises me that I'll get a DVD of the whole thing. I know it won't replace being there, but oh well....*grin*
Another friend of ours, Monica from Taiwan, also got married today in Abilene, and we were fortunate enough to be able to participate in at least the reception after the wedding ceremony, after attending the Memorial service of another friend of ours, at another church across town.
The memorial service was short but concise and sweet, and everyone remembered Mark to be a very special person.
My father in law had told us yesterday that if we were to make HIS memorial / funeral services anything more than half an hour, he would personally jump out of the casket and smack us on our pointy little heads.