At 2.30pm this Friday, my baby sister will marry the man who makes her world feel right. The one who makes the awesome stuff, extraordinary. Who makes the good stuff, great. Who makes the average stuff, good. Who makes the miserable stuff, bearable. The one she has chosen to enter parenthood with, to raise a family with, to grow old and grey with. The one who makes her truly happy.
Today I am grateful for her happiness. Grateful she found someone so wonderful, so loving, so kind, so warm. Someone who makes her shine. Someone named Carl. Or Carlos. Or Fabrootz. Or Gussy. My brother-in-law. Where the in-law bit just falls away. I am grateful for you. For bringing so much joy to my sister's life, and to ours.
My heart is bursting with love for you and Courtney right now. On Friday afternoon, when we hear you pronounced as man and wife, the church will be a flood of applause, and cheer and love. So much love. And I will be forever grateful you made my baby sister's world complete.
More gratefulness over at beautiful Bron's place.
*Invitations by the talented girls at Write to Me.