Goody Two Shoes Becomes A Mother in Law

Goody Two Shoes Becomes A Mother in Law

It is true and it has happened, I am a Mother in Law (MIL), fancy that, me, Goody Two Shoes is a MIL. It was easy to become one, took less than an hour on the Mount of Olives. The arrangements however were not so simple.

I prayed it wouldn't rain.

Christians, Jews, Muslims, Israelis, Palestinians, Foreigners and all sorts of others were invited. Some came to the church but not the party, some came to the party and not the church, some came to both, some came to none.

I prayed it wouldn't rain.

The ceremony was in a church on the Mount of Olives, the party was in Bethlehem, there was just over an hour to get from one to the other in crazy rush hour traffic  (approx 8 km).
Maps were made from the point where WAZE or Google maps stopped working entering the Palestinian authority areas. People with cars that were willing to drive were heaped with people and a bus was hired for those that didn't have a ride, the bus went the long way round to avoid checkpoint contact. It returned the same way.

I prayed it wouldn't rain.

Lists were drawn up for a seating plan at the party according to language, friends, drinking or not drinking alcohol, relatives, distance travelled (i.e. Overseas visitors were given priority) and people that could tolerate different people groups.

I began to sleep less and worry more as the weather app gave storms as their weather prediction! I PRAYED IT WOULDN'T RAIN.

It did not rain! Almost everything went to plan. My hat did not get blown off. My handsome son married his beautiful bride. We partied at the party...big time. I don't seem to have grown any horns yet.

Conclusion: We (our family) were honoured we had many different people groups and religions represented at the wedding. A reflection of our life. We sincerely wish it was like the wedding party in our daily lives for all peoples and not the reality we live in.

 

Tags# wedding#love#Israel/Palestine#

 
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