A Beautiful Couple
It was a perfect wedding. Family and friends gathered to witness the marriage and offer their support. Many people commented on what a good couple they are. Lauren and Chris complement one another in beautiful ways.
Lauren’s adoptive family were justifiably happy and proud. They love their handsome new son-in-law, who simply couldn’t stop smiling.
The maid of honor was a young woman who shares the experiences of living in foster care as a teenager. The two girls met at an adoption networking party and became close friends. So there was talk about foster care and adoption at the reception.
Lauren talked about being an angry adolescent and a difficult teenager for her mom to deal with. She talked about how much she loves her mom, and she thanked her for being there for her any time of day or night.
The feelings poured out to them were pretty much what every young adult wants to feel – accepted (despite mood swings and foibles); appreciated for their sense of humor and embracing the ridiculous; and loved (no matter what).
The bride and groom’s first dance more or less expressed what their relationship is like. Chris is teaching Lauren patience. And she is teaching him to dance!
Be happy, Lauren and Chris. We are all rooting for you!
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