Before we moved to this great farm, we lived in a suburb of MD called Ellicott City. Our neighbors for 16 years was a Filipino/Chinese family who quickly became friends. I was their “back door” neighbor and their children became our “borrowed” kids. We watched them grow up, attended multiple graduations and have enjoyed getting to know them as adults.
Last night we were honored to witness Mika, the middle daughter, get married to her Prince Charming, Mikey. Mika was 2 when Albin and Fe moved next door and we have seen her grow into a beautiful, bright ray of sunshine. She is currently getting her master’s degree in psychology. She has known Mikey for seven years and her facebook page for the last year has been all about the wedding.
It was easy to see the art in last night’s wedding, the back drop of the Chesapeake Bay, the bright colorful flowers held by the bride and her (rather extensive) bridal party, the wonderful music provided by Mika’s sister and cousins, the amazing food (hey, they’re Filipino…there’s ALWAYS lots of food) and the beautiful tent where we ate and danced. The dancing was my favorite part, as always. Wearing my snake skin patterned dress which flows and twirls in the most delightful way, I danced the night away. Okay, not the whole night, but a good portion of it.
It was a lovely evening, full of dancing, music and laughter. I wish Mika and Mikey all the happiness in the world.