Finn sat through his first wedding this weekend.
Mostly silent except for a few, loudly whispered questions.
“Why are they getting married?”
“Why is that man talking so loud?” (the minister)
It was the first family event we’ve attended in a while that I haven’t spent most of the time chasing after him.
However towards the end of the reception he was beginning to show the effects of a long drive and inadequate napping.
He was done.
We retreated to the car while Erin made the rounds to say goodbye.
While Finn snuggled in his car seat, I checked my phone for calls or emails.
Then I got on Facebook.
For all the flack that Facebook receives there is an occasional gem to be found.
After I deleted the sixteen invitations to play candy crush, I sifted through some rants, political postings and a comment section that read like dialogue from “The Real Housewives.”
I took a moment to get over the fact that everyones lives looked more successful than mine.
Then I saw it in the news feed.
A day of life events.
Other weddings, graduations (Congratulations, Jordan!), births and career changes.
All people who had no connection to each other except for the fact that I spent some time with them at some point in my life.
When I see unrelated people in different parts of the world experiencing life changes on the same day, it makes me smile.
A little reminder that we’re connected to a mass of humans experiencing life together on separate journeys. Sometimes as a participant, other times as a witness.
And a reminder that both roles are important.
While I know the world is synchronistic, it’s great to get a reminder from an unexpected source.
It somehow made the beautiful wedding of Wyatt and Stephanie even more special.