Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hooray for Progress!

We received an email from a family member, which proves that we're making progress in our society. We had a wedding in May of 2006, and this family member choose not to attend the event. I felt like this situation is important to share with the readers of this blog; therefor, here is a paragraph from the email we received (I edited it to remove our names):


"I feel like I owe you two an apology…much overdue, to say the least. I wasn’t at your commitment ceremony years ago when I could have been. I was so immersed in the church I belonged to and the ministry I helped lead, that I let some of the very judgmental ideals of the church decide how I felt about your relationship. It was wrong. I don’t know if this is surprising to you, or if perhaps you’ve known this all along, but I feel like I owe you this apology even years later. I have no hang-ups about this anymore; in fact, I admire your relationship just as I do my other awesome cousins’. My opinion, obviously, doesn’t matter one bit, but it saddens me when I think about how I acted/believed in the past…and the opportunities I may have missed to better know you two. I just want you to know how much I enjoy what limited time we have during the holidays, and that I wish we could spend more time together! You’re both amazing men whom I’m blessed to call family."


Hooray for progress! Life goes on...

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