A Time For Family 07-24-23

A Time For Family

And what a time for family. My niece married the love of her life and it was such a joyous and fun time at a beautiful place.

Weddings Aren’t Usually My Thing – But I’ll Always Enjoy A Time For Family

My niece Sadie got married to her now-husband Chris. The wedding was a beautiful and fun event in the Berkshires this past weekend.

When I typically think of weddings I think of the reception mostly. Which usually has inane chit-chat with people you don’t know, mediocre food and the stupidest dance-floor antics being performed by people who have had too much to drink.

My views changed this past weekend.

It was more about getting to be with family and one of the most beautiful marriage ceremonies I’ve ever been at.

Many of you know that I have a large family. The feature photo today is me and my five surviving siblings. My oldest brother is no longer with us and photos like this always remind me that he’s missing. Each of them have their own families, so the gathering was large. And I really love spending time with my family. They are smart and funny and loving and supportive. The time I spent with them was really wonderful.

And more surprising, the wedding ceremony was inspiring. My youngest brother performed the ceremony. He did a few things that were quite amazing. First of all, he was genuinely moved by the event and expressed that openly. He also had everyone take a pause before the actual vows to be present and actually experience all the wonder that was happening. Finally, he held the space of the event in an incredibly skillful way. I don’t know if you know what I mean when I write that, but everyone there was present and fully experiencing the love and sacred space he created.

Venue and Reception

The venue was a beautiful lake-front lodge in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The food, the weather and the reception were all quite wonderful.

It was an honor to have been invited to participate in their marriage.

Current Crochet

After finishing the latest scarf, I had to come up with a quick travel project to bring with me this past weekend. Longtime blog reader Helen sent me this photo.

Almalfi Top From Helen 07-24-23 01

I thought I’d try my hand at a fine-gauge crochet top like this. Here’s how far I got with all the festivities.

The fabric will be very different than the photo. And I may decide not to pursue this one. But it kept me occupied this past weekend.

2 comments on “A Time For Family

  1. I’m glad you finally got to experience a good wedding! I guess I have been lucky that most I have attended have been like this. I didn’t realize that was a thing for which I should be grateful. Thanks for pointing that out to me!

    Also the jacket is so cute. I think it will look good on you, if that’s any motivation.

  2. Beautiful weddings create memories that last a lifetime. You are so fortunate to have such a strong family group. Also, I was fascinated with the photo of the short-sleeved crocheted jacket–it’s amazing how effectively simple granny squares can be used so well. This might be an interesting challenge for a written pattern using one of the good cotton threads that are currently available. You have proven yourself so very capable of creating patterns for similar projects in the past. Please consider this possibility in the near future.

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