Tying the knot


P1020562, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

One of the (many) wonderful parts of Aaron and Joanne’s wedding (for me) was spending so much time with my family. My sister and her three children and five grandchildren, their partners, and my brother and sister-in-law (my ex-husband’s siblings) and their partners. In fact, I spent so much time talking to them I forgot to take decent photos of them. But my memories will never fade. I’ve always enjoyed my ex’s family. If only they didn’t live so far away! I guess that’s the price of moving to Canada for me.

As well, I spent a good amount of time with Joanne’s family, her parents, brother and his partner and her friends from the U.K. Altogether a wonderful family event.

It’s not over yet. My sister, her husband and her daughter from Rome, and her husband and her two children are in Cape Breton for a few days and will be back Saturday until Monday. Maybe I can redeem myself photo-wise!

Meanwhile I have a few days to catch up on my work and sleep. And I must say, it makes me very happy to see that Joanne has taken Aaron’s last name. I know it’s not currently common but it feels good to me, brings her closer in my mind to my child. It’s a beautiful name as well: Bihari. I was sad to give it up but knew I had to when my ex remarried, even though the second wife didn’t take the name. (Nor did that marriage last long.) Anyway, eventually I made up my own name, first and last, but that’s another long story. I don’t think I would want to go through another name change and I’m glad women have that choice now.