So, no sooner did I finish Jared’s Bar Mitzvah, that it was time to prepare for the exciting upcoming week!
First stop: Greenville, NC, where I had the pleasure and privilege of officiating the Interfaith wedding for Leigh and Matthew. Leigh is Meridith’s sister, whose wedding ceremony I officiated back in December of 2007. The family has become very special to me over the last couple of years, so it was really even more of an honor for me to do Leigh’s wedding. Shortly after Meridith hired me for her Interfaith wedding ceremony, they found out her Mom had brain cancer, and she was going in for immediate surgery. Joann recovered from surgery, and happily was able to celebrate her daughter’s wedding, and I admired her so much for her incredible strength. She was a beautiful woman, and I was so happy she could celebrate that joyous time.
A year ago, Elliot emailed me to let me know that his second daughter, Leigh, was getting married, and asked me if I could also co-officiate with Matthew’s childhood Minister, Lisa. I was thrilled, and together, Lisa and I created a perfect Interfaith wedding ceremony – a blend of both Leigh & Matt’s backgrounds and faiths.
But sadly, by November, Joann had passed away. Elliot assured me that Joann had been able to help Leigh make all of her plans, and though she wouldn’t be able to celebrate Leigh’s most special day, she did everything she could to make sure it had just the right touches, and that – it did.
Leigh made a beautiful bride, and Meridith was a magnificent matron of honor. Matthew is the most adorable young man, who also works for Elliot, and adores Leigh with all of his heart and soul. It was sad to be without Joann, but I couldn’t be happier that the family is doing well, and enjoying all of the simchas that life brings. Meridith and Kevin are proud parents to baby Rose, and Leigh and Matt are starting their lives together, and hopefully, they will also soon be blessed with children.
I feel so honored to be such a special part of this family, and I hope we continue to remain special to each other. Leigh & Matt, I wish you all the blessings life holds, and may your lives together be blessed with joy, health, and abundance.
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