It Began crossing a small bridge
Across a small bridge decorated with big white and orange pumpkins, autumn leaves, lanterns, and old family pictures, over a brook, were trees stretching their curving branches to the sky and making a green pavilion. It was as if we were slipping into a fairly tale. In the tranquil green pavilion was a green aisle with autumn leaves on the sides and white chairs in rows waiting for the wedding guests.
Last Saturday, I could attend our cousin Megan’s wedding at Vista Valley Country Club about two hours away from Torrance, where I live.
After bridesmaids in purple dresses entered, being escorted by groomsmen in black suits, the bride in white wedding dress appeared with her father from the woods. She was so beautiful as though the queen of the woods. It was the 4th anniversary of her grandfather, Uncle Bob’s death, and the family chose this day as the wedding day to add a joyful memory, as well as to honor him.
I could dance, too!
The wedding in the woods was perfectly peaceful and then in the reception indoors the joy exploded like fireworks. A delicious dinner was followed by a dance time, and unexpectedly I also danced. I couldn’t believe that I was dancing with George (it has been 5 months since we danced together.). But I, who am on chemo, was also dancing with Pa (my father-in-law), who could not even walk a year ago because of a stroke; it was almost like a dream!
Relatives including an aunt, uncle, and cousins from the east coast rejoiced in this family reunion, for the new beginning of the young wedded couple, and even for me who could make it to this special day. This must be a taste of heaven where everything is beautiful, peaceful, and full of joy.
No Side Effects So Far
I could be a part of this great day because there have been no side effects from new chemo, Navelbine, so far. I had the 2nd chemo today though, I hope this week will go smoothly without side effects, too.