24 Aug Brother + 1: Wife
Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Boy asks girl on date. Girl asks boy on date. They share conversations while gazing into each other’s eyes. They laugh. They hold hands. They begin to fall in love. Coupledom. Boy realizes he fell in love and asks girl for her hand in marriage. She says “Yes”. Dress fittings. Tux measurements. Marriage band purchasing. “I do”. First dance. Wedding cake cutting. Lots of precious moments shared.
Weddings bring out the best in everyone. If you weren’t feeling the love before, you are enraptured with all the wedding festivities: church rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and the reception to close the celebrations off. As a result, you begin to fall in love as you watch two people commit themselves to each other. The last few weeks have been a haze; but even more so for the bride and groom. July 31st, 2015 marked the day that I witnessed [amongst friends and family] my big brother get married to my beautiful new sister – Erin Zindoga (née MacDonald). Friends and family watched on as these two beautiful souls intertwined and became one against the backdrop of Summerside, PEI.
A: Sometimes I notice people, especially older people, look at us a little longer/staring a bit – but that’s not really an issue for us. We haven’t experienced any racially charged issues or racism. More and more, I/we have changed or started to notice different things because we are together. We notice mixed couples, and if there is an interracial couple in an advertisement we point it out to each other, little things like that.
Q: When you look at your relationship, what do you think makes you and Jeff the forever kind of love?
A: He’s my best friend! Also, we are not going into this marriage with rose-colored glasses; a good marriage is hard work. We have dealt with and will deal with more difficult situations and the fact that we’ve tackled them together. More importantly, the fact that we will tackle them as a duo is so important and an integral part to making this marriage last. We will only stay a team if we work together as a team. Taking time to enjoy each other, even if there are family commitments, work responsibilities, or other hurdles makes it difficult, but “us time” is a priority for us, so we will have to carve out that time and put us first – which may be selfish but we are in this for the long-haul.[YES!!]