On AOL Journal Main Page, from what I can gather, regular journal types participate in exercises such as: “Weekend Assignment #24: Tell us what the first song was at your wedding reception and why you chose that song.”
Aspects of our wedding and reception were affected by MS though unknown to most guests. Patti was diagnosed as 'probable MS but in early remitting remissive stages and unless she went out of her way to publicize she had MS, you would not be aware. However, we KNEW and the unknown entwined the traditional.
Our vows, for example, DID NOT include “to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, till death do us part …”
“UP WHERE WE BELONG” was chosen as a first dance because the opening lines seemed to fit. “Who knows what tomorrow brings. In a world, few hearts survive.”
Pragmatism more than romanticism themed our ceremony. <grin>
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness
Let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Stand together yet not too near together.
The oak tree and the cypress
Grow not in each other's shadow."
Ahhh, poets! They love to talk the talk (and we all use their words in the 'moments of our lives', as we did 19 years ago). Yet, I wonder how many could walk the walk?