We finally got to meet Meghan's boyfriend Travis. He is just wonderful, and a very nice match for Meg. He is handsome, confident and funny. He fit in well with all of us including Shayn (Jerri's boyfriend), so we give him lots of credit for that.
The wedding was held at a venue in Kleinburg, called The Doctor's House. As we drove up to the place it was apparent right from the start, we would be in for an enchanting evening. The grounds were covered with beautiful flowers and pathways with flowering trees and shrubs. When we entered we were met with the smell of fresh cut flowers and candles glittered everywhere. The venue and decor had a feeling of a beautiful beach house on Cape Cod.
The ceremony was personal and touching with the bride's adorable nephews bringing in the rings and the groom's niece as a flower girl.
The groom Dan was beaming and who could blame him, the bride Rachel was stunning. With the first strains of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah to the final I do's, tears of joy flowed and memories of little Rachel filled my mind as I watched the beautiful young woman say her vows.
I could not have been more grateful to be there. The sincerity of the speeches was refreshing and touching. The meal was five star, and I was with my family. I wouldn't have traded that day for anything. I imagine the images and memories of the day will stay with me for a long time.
We meandered our way back yesterday and took lots of time to stop along the way. Today was spent helping Meg pack up for the week once again and she helped me put some plants in. I want flowers to come home to after the surgery. It's all pretty maintenance free this year.
Barry and Meg put the boat in the water and brought it to the marina. It's the first time I wasn't there to dock it for the season but we hope to get out when we can this week.
I'm feeling happy today, I have proven to myself I can do what I really want to do most times, if I can honestly pace myself.
But now I'm back on the couch with the heating pad...