Yesterday, I got to witness one of the most beautiful moments in my families life. My little sister said the words "I do" to the man she fell in love with. What I didn't expect was how emotional I would be. I helped her plan everything that was allowed to me as her matron of honor. Now, that it's over and I've had some time to breathe, I realized a few things. Nothing stayed the same. My sister went from being the cute little kid who used to follow me around to a strong, loving, kind, and caring woman who has carved out a future for herself. My sister's beauty shines inside and out. I watched my father walk a confident woman down the aisle yesterday. As tears clouded my eyes, I realized how much I loved my baby sister and was overjoyed that I was there to be a witness to the beautiful moment. It made it even special because I like my new brother-in-law. He is a very nice man who worships the ground my sister walks on, and he will love and take care of her. What more could I ask for? Weddings are beautiful no matter the gender.
Seeing two people who love each other make a life long commitment to each other. Just as I happily watched my sister who couldn’t stop smiling all day. I couldn’t help but look around at some of my family members who wouldn’t be happy to see two men or two women get married. Their views of marriage that stem from what they interpret from the Bible that marriage is only between a man and woman fills me with sadness rather than rage. Sometimes I believe they know of love but don’t understand love. If they actually believe that marriage is the next step and the most beautiful thing to feel and known to anyone. Then should it care what gender it is? My answer is no it’s not. I truly believe in my heart the love is love, no matter the gender. I just wished a few people in y family would understand that.
I wish my sister all the love and luck in the world as hope that she continues to feel the same joy she felt yesterday for the rest of her life.