Yesterday was the anniversary of the big event of last year. Jen and Andy's wedding.
Despite all of the other events, excitements, and catastrophic cataclysms of the previous 365 days, it is not hard at all for me to pick out that Saturday at Fort Mason as the central moment of the year (of many years actually) for me.
One year on, I still look back on it as an experience of tremendous joy and extreme pride. Not a week goes by that I don't feel some moment of joy that pops into the mundane reality of the day and reminds me of the best of what living is. To experience a day where my child was so completely herself, with her partner in life beside her and surrounded by friends and family with laughter, and tears, words, and music, and food and celebration.
THIS is why we go through all the trials and tribulations. This is why we get up every day and struggle through work, and no work, bills, doctors, tears and fears.
This is why we are alive!