Weddings can be a huge trigger for many widow(ers). It makes sense that attending a wedding brings up memories of one’s own wedding day. They emphasize that, at one time, you were married too, but now, your relationship status is somewhat murky, to say the least. Seeing a bride walk down the aisle, with a combination of tears and smiles, and saying “I do” shortly after uttering the words “til death do us part” seems more real when death has done one part.
This was the first marriage of anyone in Megan’s family since her death. It was also the closest of her cousins. One she grew up with. There are pictures of the two of them through the years hanging on the walls of our home.