Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday we had the pleasure of celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary with a wonderful dinner and a day of remembering all the good things of our lives together.   Yes it was September 11, 1982 that we were married.   For the past 10 years we have had to put aside the tragedy of September 11, 2001 for our day.   We do mourn for all the loss of life and the trauma for our nation, but we are not prepared for this event to remove the good things in our lives.   So, I think it should be the same for our nation.   We must move forward continuing  to holding onto what is good and to fully reject evil.

I am old enough to remember Pearl Harbor of December 7, 1941 and the shock to our nation and our people of the unexpected attack and the tragic loss of life.   I wonder if the couples that had been married on December 7 previous to 1941 faced the same challenges of this convergence of dates as present day couples do?   Probably December 7 and September 11 are no longer dates of choice for marriage ceremonies for the future.

It is comforting to know that there are many of us who were married on September 11 and can still hold to the joy of our day.    In fact at our dinner on Saturday night another couple at the next table was celebrating their anniversary.   And at church this morning one of the parishioners confirmed that he to had been married on September 11.

On August 15, 2010 we had a wonderful celebration of the marriage of Michelle and Pedro.  And on September 25, 2010  we will celebrate the wedding of our  youngest daughter to Matt.  We pray these dates will  be free of tragedies in the lives of all peoples not just for the sake of these couples but all for the sake of all humankind.

Hold on to what is good!

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