The hotel in Lynchburg has a public computer. This is good news for many, I think. If ever you find yourself in Lynchburg, stay at the Radisson. Good folk.
I was hoping to have something profound to say this morning. I got up early because I cannot sleep anymore...too muh nervous energy. Last night's rehearsal and the dinner that followed were fantastic. Seeing friends and family get along that well, if even for an evening, is the greatest gift I could imagine. It is not that they don't get along, but when families come together, it is good to see that there is the potential for strong relationships. My father horsed around with Trish's brother Adam. The myriad musicians play together quite well. Humor matched with humor.
I am also overwhelmed by the love shown. If you have never been married, I have not yet either really...but that is beside the point. I think I have figured a little something out. When people say that you will lose control of your wedding, that it ceases to be your's at some point, I assumed that it was the usual "show momentum." Events have inertia. This would be no different. I figured that the details and the planning would all take on their own life. This does happen, but the most important thing that I see happening is how the guests and family have taken the wedding away from me and Trish. It is quickly becomming their opportunity to celebrate our love for one another with us and to celebrate their love for us. We are the recipients. We just stand and are showered in grace and joy. I am in awe.
Thank you for the gifts. Thank you for the surprises...especially the group surprise. Wow. "Generous" does not even begin. Trish and I were stunned.
I should go and get a newspaper now. Time to try to stay sane. Oh my. Too late.
Oh! Doh. AKMA, Si is amazing. Absolutely amazing. He was the best possible companion for the drive and the following two days of last minute errands. We will get him to the bus on time. To state the obvious, you raised a good kid here.