Saturday, October 21, 2006

Toasts are in order

My sister got married yesterday! In Las Vegas! By "Elvis"! The maid of honor was a show girl who escorted the groom down the aisle. I got to "be" there and I didn't have to board a plane or even take off from work. Live web cams are the next best thing to being there.

I have to admit at first I was a little disappointed in her wedding plans. It would have been wonderful to have everyone attend in person. But, it is her wedding day and she is entitled to do it anyway she wants. Besides, the type of ceremony or place does not diminish their feelings for each other. Trying to plan a traditional wedding and coordinate everyone and everything is extremely stressful. Her man had to go to Las Vegas for a conference so they decided to go early and get married before it started.

I was thrilled to be able to watch it live. My co-workers gathered around my desk and attended too. It was exciting to know that this wasn't a replay. It was happening right then. My sister was gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. I listened to her giggle when she couldn't get the ring on his hand. I could see the love in their eyes as "Elvis" sang Love Me Tender. Congratulations E & L! E, I am thrilled to have you as a brother. And L, I have never seen you so happy. I know your love will only grow. I toast my glass to you both.