Like Father Like Son: Elopement

My son #2 is getting married today; he and my future daughter in law will elope today. His mom and I eloped (post: My Marriage) when we were young about 37 years ago. There are some differences in my elopement and my son’s elopement. When his mom and I eloped, my future wife’s mom and my mom were told a short time prior to the event, while my son informed me and his mom over a week ago. I eloped when I was 18 and my son #2 is 31, he has had time to live a little and being in the army (post: Memorial Day), he has had a stable career and is much more responsible than I was when getting married.

I have not had the opportunity to meet my future daughter in law but have seen pictures on Facebook; I sent her a friend request and she accepted. They have been dating awhile long distance and I have complete confidence in my son’s decisions. When my son #2 told me of his intensions I replied with ‘follow your heart’. I am extremely proud of my son #2 and he has a good head on his shoulders.

I look forward to meeting my new daughter in law and welcoming her into our family. Coincidentally I will most likely meet her at the wedding of my son #3 in the coming months. Though I have not met her yet, I know she will be a great addition to our family and will bring my son joy, happiness and a good life.

Congratulations to both of them!

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