This past week was a celebration of LOVE.... in all its forms!
On Tuesday night we boarded a plane for a quick trip but long flight to Dallas, Texas for our nephew´s wedding! This was one of the most intimate, romantic and full of love, joy, and hope weddings I have ever attended to. Jose Eduardo and Courtney are this perfect ¨Pearl Harbor¨ couple, he is an Army Ranger, and she is an Army nurse... and together they make this perfect all American couple that every little girl dreams about one way or another. The wedding ceremony was simple and magical, every word that the pastor said was so heartfelt I think I spent the whole time trying not to burst into tears! And then the party was so full of little details made by the bride and groom that there are almost no words to describe what felt perfect to me!
I feel so honored and proud to have been part of that special day, surrounded by trees, twinkly lights, flowers, and cowboy boots. An evening that if it wasn´t for all the love that was there, would have been a very cold one! And this made the whole thing just perfect!
Gabriel hadn´t seen his sister in over 10 years... This is another part of this LOVE celebration: Family love.. sibling love... this type of love is as unconditional as it gets, it doesn´t fade, no matter how many years have passed once you see your sibling is like time had stood still, and the question of where did time go... goes unanswered, because really all that matters is that you are together again! This feeling invaded us all through the weekend, I myself am a crier, and of course it was hard to keep my eyes dry with so many emotions.
We were also able to spend a lot of time with my cousin Gisela whom I simply adore, she is more like a little sister to me than a cousin. She moved to Dallas two years ago and it had been that much since I had seen her. She is six months pregnant, so I cried like a mom when I saw her standing tall and beautiful carrying that little baby who will be the newest and most spoiled little thing in our family come this January. We talked non stop for hours, we hugged, laughed, ate, drank Arnold Palmers like crazy, shopped, and just plain and simply loved one another and savored our now, the magic of the moment, the love that we have for each other.. trying not to think that I was leaving again in a couple of days....
We also got to see my cousin Lola, who also lives in Dallas. It had also been more than ten years since the last time we saw each other, amd seeing her and spending time with her beautiful family just took me back in time to sweet childhood memories, and erased any time we spent apart!
To top this LOVE celebration, my mom and dad celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past Sunday. I was not there to be happy with them, but their love, patience, tolerance, strength, compassion, and example is the reason that I have always believed in LOVE.
This week started out with a beginning, and ended with the future that we all want... a happy marriage of almost 50 years. We spend a lot of time thinking about time, specially us moms wanting to stop the clock to enjoy life at its best with all our children in our home, we spend a lot of energy planning and trying to foresee our future, trying to make it perfect... but life is happening now, it is not perfect but is ours and its happening. Our now is as magical as that Texas wedding under the trees and the twinkling lights, and the flowers... now is good and sweet, and I am just plain grateful for being here, witnessing LOVE in all its forms. Let´s love one another, love our brothers and sisters, our parents, our children, our loved one.. The pastor at the wedding said: "In the army, men live by this motto ¨don´t leave your men behind¨ we also have to live that way.. don´t leave your wife behind, don´t leave your husband behind, always go back for them...¨ I loved this... Don't leave your people behind, never give up, always go back!
It's worth it... It's LOVE!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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