Lately I've heard lots of wedding talk. Instead these days it's no longer my group of friends doing the planning. It's my kids' friends.
I remember back when I was their age (waaaayyyy back) making plans of my own. I worked in a large office then with many female co-workers. Some of them were so negative about married life, they were downright nasty. It really pissed me off at the time.
I still keep in mind how I felt back then. My own marriage has been rocky (to say the least). I certainly have doubts about some I see entering into that union today. It's easy to become bitter and jaded when life doesn't give you the fairy tale ending you imagine. But I don't want to be the one to cast the veil of impending doom upon their happiness today.
I've been thinking maybe I'd rather be referred to as a "hopeful" romantic. I don't want to lose my faith things can work out, despite the odds. I still want to believe in miracles even in a world that frowns upon such foolishness.