There is this little time of rest on almost every wedding day right before the ceremony starts. All the preparation and build up has led to this moment, and there is a slight pause, a breath of anticipation.
I was standing in the yard of this amazingly beautiful old mansion in the forest and hill country of Pennsylvania, watching guests mingle and find their seats, thinking about what was about to happen. Carol, one of Courtney's best friends since...well forever was about to marry Matt, this amazing guy that we have all come to love. Two lives and worlds were joining to create the most beautiful relationship in creation. They were becoming a family, a team, a bond, and a force for good.
I am so happy for these two and even more happy that I get to call them friends.
Husband. Dad. Explorer. Gentleman.