I haven't posted much for a couple days, but I have a good excuse. Meg's (the wife) baby brother got married this weekend in Northern Ohio. We traveled there Friday morning and attended the weekend festivities. I was in the wedding as a groomsman.
I have to say, I'm not much on weddings. They're all pretty much the same. And, after attending or being in a huge number of weddings over the years, I think I'd lost my lust for these things.
But, this one was completely different! This has to be THE best wedding I've ever been part of in my life.
Usually, when we attend these things, I'm ready to head home a couple hours after they start. But, this is the first wedding I actually enjoyed, and really didn't want to leave.
Unfortunately, our youngest son, Eric, caught some kind of stomach bug while we were there, so we did have to leave relatively early. Our oldest son, Alex, was babysitting Eric in the hotel room while Meg, Rachel (our daughter) and I attended the reception. Eric was supposed to be the ring bearer for the wedding, but he was so weak he couldn't even hold the ring pillow correctly. We had to stow him away in a back room to lay down and sleep.
OK...so that wasn't a great thing -- but, the wedding and reception was still the best I've ever attended. It was held in an Art museum in Kent, Ohio. I've never been to a wedding held in an Art museum before, and the everything was planned out was planned to perfection.
I'm just getting back today, but still have fond memories of the whole experience -- even if Eric is tucked away in bed trying to get over the stomach bug.
I'm crossing my fingers no one else in the family gets the bug.