My brother got married today. He married the most beautiful soul, and I’m so glad she’s now my sister-in-law.
I didn’t get to be there as a bridesmaid. My parents didn’t get to be there. My brothers and all of our families weren’t there.
About 20 people viewed online through zoom, cars parked on their street, and a few friends on their driveway who stood 6 feet apart from one another.
They got married in their driveway.
Their driveway to their home.
Their home—where a tornado literally ripped through in the middle of one night earlier this year and took down their house.
They had to move out of for 8 months.
They got married during the world pandemic. And it was somehow the most beautiful thing.
Love conquers through terrible circumstances and terrible fears.
Love conquers through darkness. Through the mess.
Love conquers through every outside force trying to knock it down.
Love conquers, my friends.