Dear Friends and Family,
Happy (Belated) Mothers Day to all the Mothers!
Liz and I took her mother, along with Liz' son Élan, to lunch at the restaurant where we will hold our wedding reception, Harvest on the Hudson.
It was a beautiful day to be on the Hudson with all the trees and flowers blooming, and surrounded by so many families honoring the ladies in their lives. Outside the restaurant is a patio surrounded by gardens where baby lettuce, radishes, herbs and other vegetables were just beginning to come up. From the name of the restaurant, you can tell they grow what they can there and source locally as much as possible.
After lunch, Liz and I strolled both the patio area and the large grassy area by the waterfront to try to get a feel for where to hold the wedding ceremony and take pictures. A lot will depend on the weather.
Earlier I had reached out to the mothers in my immediate family, and checked in with a little prayer and hello with my Mom, who passed away in 1973 around Mother's Day.
Speaking of weddings, there is a beautiful poem I would like to share with all of you; it's called "A Wedding Gift."
I hear you singing, dear, inviting me to your limb.
I am coming, for all that we do is a preparation for love.
I hear you singing, my Lord, inviting me to your throne.
We are coming, dear, for all the toil you have blessed us with is a preparation to know and hold the sacred.
I hear you singing, my soul, but how can it be that God's voice has now become my own?
"That is just a wedding gift for our Divine Union," my Beloved said.
~St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
So as you go on your journey, keep your hearts open, and allow God to speak through you.
Peace & Love,