Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
So incredibly tiny.
Her hands up in the air
as she lets out a cry so heartbreaking
it makes you want to touch her, comfort her.
Except that there’s a glass wall between the two of you
and there’s nothing you can do but say a silent prayer.
You think, “What a cruel world she finds herself in all so suddenly.”
Then you begin to marvel as you stand there.
The wonder of creation stares back at you
and you realize she has her whole life ahead of her.
Welcome to the miracle that is life, Tara.
An exchange of vows.
A promise to love forever.
Champagne flows as freely as tears.
Tears of joy and hope and of letting go and looking forward.
I think of uncertainty,
of making room for another person,
of changing your ways to please another person.
Then it hits me.
A wedding is a leap of faith.
Faith that the best is yet to come.
Congratulations, Erman & Kate!