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Sandy Blair | Forever Love is definitely alive and well.

October 2, 2007

This weekend in Clearwater, Florida our confirmed bachelor friend Dave Dion married his beautiful Cheryl and a happier couple I’ve yet to see. That our happily married daughter and son-in-law were also in attendance made the event that much more perfect.

The intimate wedding chapel Dave and Cheryl chose was nestled in a small town just north of Clearwater, the place where they’d met and fallen head over heels. The golden aura from cream-colored candles enhanced the bride’s petite blonde beauty and beaded candlelight gown. The father of the bride did an admirable job of holding himself together as he gave his only daughter away. Good thing, because the rest of us were already blubbering by the time he managed to croak, “Her mother and I do.” Dave did an admirable job of holding back all but one tear as he said his vows. The bride, not nearly as fortunate, was thankfully wearing waterproof mascara.

The highlight of their beautiful reception–for me, at least–was the “married couples dance,” when all the married couples are invited to dance and the MC says after a few minutes, “Will those who’ve been married less than 5 years please leave the dance floor,” etc. Scott and I happened to be celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary this weekend, so we hung in there for awhile but by the end only one couple remained. On the dance floor, their love for each other apparent, danced Dave’s aunt and uncle. Grinning like newly weds, their once strong but now fragile hands entwined between them, their foreheads touching, these octogenarians had just celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary.

Yes, forever love is still alive and well for those who believe and work toward it. I hope you enjoy A Highlander For Christmas. If you enjoyed the movie “Kate and Leopold,” you’re sure to fall in love with Claire and Sir Cameron MacLeod.

Sandy Blair

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