The wedding was 8 days ago.
According to the phone call I received from the new bride--day before yesterday--the honeymooners should be returning home today.
The city-girl daughter and I reconnected with the groom's family and met new family members. They're in-laws, but the absolute best kind. They're the kind of people that embrace you unconditionally and focus on the positive while refusing to admit anything lesser exists.
I'm so happy for my youngest and her beau of more than 7 years. With two sets of parents on each side, they have the strongest support system imaginable.
There were tears at the wedding. The city-girl daughter and I dabbed at our eyes and sniffed, while the groom's sister (a bridesmaid) used her entire hand repeatedly in an effort to keep her face dry.
Happy tears. Tears that melt your heart...