In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important

God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen.    ~ Wedding Prayer of HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 

*Sigh*

I know it’s silly, but I loved getting up in the predawn hours to watch the wedding, sipping my Harney & Sons Royal Wedding Tea. I remember watching his parents’ wedding in the upstairs flat my roommate and I sublet the summer after graduation. I secretly hoped for my own fairy tale.

Looking back over the intervening years, I’d have to say that dreams come true if you keep your eyes fixed on what is real and important: family, love, generosity and comfort. (Because, as my brother-in-law John Langer so famously put it, “believe me, there will be days….”)

Here’s to happily-ever-after. Cheers!

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