This year we've only been invited to one wedding, and its a non-traditional one. I'm very much looking forward to it.
My husband's cousin, who is over the age of 50, was widowed a few years ago when her husband lost a battle with a very aggressive cancer. Last year she met someone who had gone through a similar experience and now, happily, they are joining their households and making a new life together.
At our age, its a very different kind of celebration. This is not young love, with children and careers ahead. In many ways this is a more complicated melding of lives, combining homes and families to create something new. We're very happy for them both.
I consider it a great gift that I was able to find love once in my life. Not many people are able to find happiness for a lifetimes the way that I have. Finding it twice is almost unimaginable. I'm thrilled that these two people have been twice blessed. And I can't wait to celebrate with them.