It’s the season of Hallmark movies and tender romances. Who can resist the sweetness of a gentle love story with Santa? Boy meets girl. Girl moves to hometown and bakes. For some reason, she always has to bake. And love overcomes.
I’m a strong believer that love endures and overcomes all things, but if only it were as easy as a Hallmark movie. After an International, long-distance engagement, my son and his beautiful fiancé finally tied the knot this week. They will have a reception for the families soon, but after three years in Okinawa, a 7-month deployment to the Middle East, and so many time zone changes, to have them in the same room felt like a miracle. They didn’t take any chances. They got married!
I’m so grateful she is finally my daughter-in-law. I’m grateful for how she kept me company and made Jonah feel closer when he was gone. We had each other to get through the really rough patches.
Now they have each other. Forever. But Mom will be waiting in the wings. Just in case.