Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Wedding

We are going to a family wedding this weekend. Ahh, I love family weddings. I love getting to see all those faces. It's a family reunion. All those aunts and uncles and cousins. It's a plus that it is a wedding, and not a funeral, which is pretty much the only other time we see all the family.

This particular wedding is that of my beautiful cousin, Emily. Emily is a good deal younger than I am, I was already a very awkward teen when we traveled to Maryland for her baptism. For some reason I was out and about with my Uncle Mike on that trip and had my first and best ever cannoli, which began a quest to find another as good. It still hasn't happened.

Anyway, back to my cousin's wedding and our generational gap.  Emily is a good deal younger than I am, which made it so I didn't get to know her as well as I have some of my other cousins. I think it's probably likely that my own daughters know her better than I do. I remember that she was the prettiest baby I have ever seen. Remarkable beauty that has only increased with time. I remember that as a little girl she was sweet, athletic and friendly. (picture stolen from Aunt Carla's FB page) . I pray that her wedding day is all that she wants it to be, leading into a life that is full of love and  LIFE.

Though I haven't gotten to know Emily as well as I would have liked, I am excited to see her get married this weekend. I can't wait to see my cousins, hug the babies and see the faces of my uncles that seem to be almost a mirror of my dad's.  I am getting ready to make the most of the next day or so, and soak them all up. We'll eat and drink and dance (some will sing, and others will probably do something horrifying and hysterical - it's the Karcher way), and party away the night until the last song of the night, which, if tradition stands, will be American Pie. Then, in the Foster and adopted Karcher tradition, those left standing will wrap our arms around one another in a circle and dance like crazy until we all fall in a sweaty pile at the end - FAMILY. I can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. Megan...
    I love weddings too! As a matter of fact, my husband and I are having one ourselves in October! We are renewing our vows. It's our 5th, almost our 6th wedding anniversary. We were originally married Christmas Eve. It was so chaotic all the time, we never had five minutes to enjoy one another. So we picked a different date. We also want to have all the kids be a part of the wedding, since the first time we were married, it was by the judge, in front of the Christmas tree, by ourselves. We figured, it was both our second marriages, so we didn't want to make it a big deal. Afterwards, we regret that decision. This time we want everytone there and want to have a reception and dance and celebrate our love. We have been together 8 years and it's been a great journey. There have been tough times, I won't lie, and I am sure there will be more to come. But I know with Dave by my side, we can conquor just about anything together. I hope your cousin has a lifetime of happiness and health. These days kids give up so easy on love and marriage. If things get rough or there is a bump in the road, they are packing and out the door! My niece was married a little over a year and she already left her husband. She claims he was drinking too much. I told her that she knew he drank when she met him. I think she just met someone else and wanted out. Sad! Nothing is sacred anymore w/ these kids. I always say I believe that no one should get married before the age of 30. Find yourself and get your head on straight, then get married. Then you won't feel like you 'Missed out on something". Have a great time Megan...sorry I rambled on :(


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