What a Wonderful World
As long as I could remember, I always wanted a baby sister. Unfortunately, I was a mother by the time I found out I had one. It didn’t matter to me, though… I fell in love with Claire from the first moment we met. And today… my dear little sister got married.
I doubt that marriage was the first thing on her mind when she joined our household. In fact, she was still trying to get her life back in order from the attempt on her life after her cover was blown. And I’m definitely sure that Jason had no initial plans as well. He was just happy to be stateside after being in the Middle East. However, the two of them did meet up and fall in love.
One of our initial concerns was how he would feel about the rest of us. To our surprise, he easily accepted all of our abilities and instantly fit in. In fact, he fit in so well that we offered him the chance to become part of our home. It made sense, since Jason’s my personal way-station guard as well as driver… and it made it easier for him to date Claire. In the back of Mama’s head, she’s always hoped that her baby would get married to a nice young man. Little did she realize it would happen at home… and the poor girl would pass out from shock. She did agree, and after a year, the two of them did get married at his church in Shreveport.
Mama came up with a patriotic theme for the wedding, since Jason would be in his dress blues. The bride was lovely in her dress:
and her bouquet set off the theme nicely:
Her bridesmaids… and matron of honor (points to self)… wore:
and we all carried:
Bethany served as the flower girl, and was very good at it…. perhaps too good. She preferred to drop each petal individually. Ellis got to be a backup ring bearer, and worked the aisle like a pro. His mama was so proud.
As for the men… all but the best man wore dress blues. Cecil’s was just a different shade, which we all found amusing. Raoul wore a lovely blue suit that Mama made for him earlier this year.
And… as for Mama… of course, her outfit didn’t disappoint. I do believe that she might have a new group of clients from Jason’s church:
After a wonderful church service, we headed back to the way-station for the reception…. which turned into quite the party. Jason’s congregation had no idea about the way-station’s security, but they seemed to enjoy themselves. Once everything was over, my household and guests headed back home for the evening.
By then, the sun was down… and we all headed to the pond. Daidrae performed a brief wedding ceremony, just for family, friends… and our pond dwellers. Naomi was just happy to have been able to witness her son getting married, and my naan was beaming with joy. We convinced the happy pair to change clothes at the small house, put on something comfortable, and to spend their first night at the cabin. That way, we can still keep their new room a surprise.
Tomorrow, Raoul and I will escort them to the island for their honeymoon. Our guests will be left to their own devices to go home, although Cassie and Theo plan on staying until after Memorial Day.
All in all, it was a good day. To be able to watch my dear, sweet sister marry someone who I can literally trust with my life, and to do it surrounded by friends and family, was a wonderful event. Hopefully, this is just the beginning to even more wonderful events for all of us.