I suspect 2011 will be remembered as the year Kate and Wills got married.....but in my family there will be another wedding to remember. My brother is getting married on Saturday.
Strangely enough his wedding comes 30 years after my sister's wedding (and another royal wedding), and 20 years after my wedding. Neither my sister nor I will have the men we married at the wedding. My sister's marriage ended in divorce, and mine ended when Glenn died.
My mother will be there with her husband....but he is not our father.
While I am looking forward to the wedding it will almost inevitably be tinged with a degree of regret. Regret that Glenn isn't there but mostly regret that our father did not live long enough to see his children married.
I suspect last Friday was tinged with regret for William.......because his mother wasn't there.
Life happens (and death happens)
Reddy (or not)