Monday, March 22, 2010

Blessings

(photo edited out, there are too many creepy people who visit this blog)
A beautiful wedding was had yesterday. My son has a bride. I have a daughter-in-law. And this young woman has for her husband someone who is so true-blue - it may take a lifetime for her to realize what that means. As I listened to him solemnly proclaim his vows, I heard his earnestness in every single syllable. Oh, but then I am his mother.

Las Vegas is my idea of hell. Maybe purgatory, because I am soon to leave. I have seen enough drunken boisterous men to last a lifetime. I have seen enough desperate looking young women who are only lacking a price tag hanging beneath their crotch-length hemline - it is just all too much for this old lady.

Do you know that even in hotels where rooms cost up to $600 a night, drunken men still bang on doors at all hours of the night. Did you know that Trisha locked her husband out of the room last night - so he just stood there and knocked and rang the doorbell (yes, these rooms have doorbells) and banged and yelled. And then he did it all some more. I don't think Trisha ever answered the door, but I sure would like to meet her today. Because I did not sleep last night. And I did not sleep much the night before.

Praise God I will be home today.

And if you ever want to be grateful to be sober in a very graphic way, come to the Las Vegas airport and stand in a security line at 6 a.m. Gross. Some of them are still drunk, and some of them are so hungover and sick - and I bet they are broke too.

I am very grateful to be sober.

14 comments:

Ed G. said...

Been there - really, I've been there and can really relate to all sides of what you're talking about. My last drink so far was on a plane back from L.V. where I'd spent a week being at the far end of the scale of the jerks you're describing. Even today, I'm embarrassed of myself.

Blessings on the new family.

Safe journey.

Blessings and aloha...

dAAve said...

Congrats.

I've never been to Vegas and never want to go.

Kim A. said...

I was waiting and hoping you would post this morning. I've never been to Vegas and have no desire to go. I'm glad you reaffirmed that for me. Safe trip and serene thoughts.

♥namaste♥

Syd said...

I've never been to Reno or Las Vegas. I have been to New Orleans many times and seen what Sodom looks like there.

chitowngreg said...

Thanks for sharing the wedding pics. Glad that you can be grateful for both what you do have (new daughter-in-law) and what you don't have (a home in Vegas). Sounds like you came away with what you wanted and left the rest! Great, just great!!!

Julianne said...

Sometimes I need the reminders, like you experienced in Vegas. Your post is appropriately titled.

drybottomgirl said...

Love is alive and well! Safe travels home and I hope you have a deep restful sleep!

Lou said...

You didn't mention all the pensioners in wheel chairs and oxygen tanks (with cigarettes hanging out of their mouths) transfixed on the slot machines.

That place is so gross...

I love me a tall groom:)

Patty said...

That ceremony looks lovely! Never been to Vegas, never had any desire to go, especially now! Give me the ocean any day!

Pam said...

It looks beautiful!
Maybe husbands brother was in the room with Trisha all night..hee hee

Ann said...

Congrats Mother of the Groom!!!! It looks like it was an all around amazing day!!! Beautiful!

Mary Christine said...

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Mary LA said...

Such a lovely wedding! I am so glad for you Mary Christine.

The flight from cape Town to New York is one of the longest hauls in the world -- and I have seen passengers who try to stay drunk for all 23 hours of that flight.
There but for the grace of God...

Willa said...

After hearing about Trisha, I sense I may never visit Las Vegas again, at least with this sober sense of mind.