Just a thought… And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. [Master Eckhart]
I have some lovely news to share with you and I know that, given the post I put here a few months back, it won’t come as a giant surprise: Phil and Brooke have gotten married! (Here’s the picture I posted when they announced their engagement).
If you’re new here, first off, welcome. Secondly, Phil became our son-in-law in 2013 when he married our daughter Lauren (who passed away less than two years later) and Brooke is his new wife. We were so happy with this turn of events: a small, witnesses-only ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, at which a smartly-dressed Colin was in attendance to watch his Daddy make his wife the woman Colin’s called Mommy for quite a while now.
Rob and I couldn’t be happier to hear that this threesome has become official. It’s not that a marriage certificate is needed for that in our eyes, but it was something that Phil and Brooke wanted to do. And they have our complete blessing and support, as they always have had.
It takes an enormous amount of character and strength to step into a life that Brooke entered: a man and a boy whose lives had been rocked by a tragedy of seismic proportions. But she’s done so with grace and sass, strength and – most of all – love.
We’ve done all we can, and will continue to remind her that she didn’t step into Lauren’s footprints, but is creating a set all her own. And that we’ll always be there for her – for them – as they move forward in this joyous new chapter in their young lives. As we often point out, life is short and every person deserves happiness. We raise a glass to their future, their commitment to each other as a family and the unending hopes that happy days are here to stay.
Have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for coming by.