Here comes the sun
Monday May 26th 2008, 3:27 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

When my son explained to his then-future mother-in-law that I needed to stay out of the sun, Ann booked the reception inside the Loews resort overlooking the water, letting us safely see the beach in all its glory, hibiscus and roses and honeysuckle blooming all around the windows. It was very kind of her and her husband. The tall picture windows were in a series of squares with a circle in the center, as is so often seen in Californian architecture: the image of the sun framed right into the building.

During the ring ceremony, someone sang “You Raise Me Up,” and as his voice rose with the high notes, a small bird just outside from us flew suddenly upwards in perfect synchronicity, disappearing from view by flying in front of the sun.

Meantime, visit your favorite veteran today and tell them thank you. I wished a silent one across the bay towards the naval base there, and hugged my dad, a veteran of WWII, grateful to have him around, telling bad puns and fun stories and making us laugh.Dad

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Tell your dad thanks from us, too.

Comment by slimsdotter 05.26.08 @ 5:27 pm

Thank you for your lovely comment. Sounds
like the wedding was a lovely start to
their married life!! Hope some pictures
are coming soon.

Comment by Sue H 05.27.08 @ 4:36 am

Your father is such a treasure!

Comment by Channon 05.27.08 @ 5:34 am

No veterans left here; I’m glad to have my dad though.

Comment by PrincessPea 05.27.08 @ 11:29 am

You painted a beautiful imagine.

I love puns, good or bad. 🙂

Comment by Sonya 05.27.08 @ 2:28 pm

That song is so powerful and beautiful, I cannot imagine how wonderful it was for the bird to fly at that moment.

Comment by Amanda 05.27.08 @ 8:06 pm

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