for my newly wed friend Carolyn and Doug. She was so relaxed, so beautiful, and so happy; a perfect bride. Carolyn and Doug have 5 children between them; two of the boys are Michael, so one has opted to go by Felix (How cool is that?) All the kids walked their parents down the aisle to the altar, that was very touching. The music was provided by a Celtic quartet and Michael (who, 10 years ago, I taught in kindergarten), was one of the violinists.
The pastor quoted scripture but the words of his homily that stuck with me most were: "A good marriage is like sandpaper, it smooths the rough edges we encounter in life."
So this week Carolyn will take time off from being Art teacher extraordinaire. She and Doug will loll at a beach on the north shore of Oahu enjoying their new beginning as wife and husband. It was snowing here in Seattle as the ceremony began; that Hawaii sun will be much appreciated.
Yes, the cake was as scrumptious as it looked.