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I had to ask my daugh­ter if I could share this be­fore I sat down to write.

Her one word answer was enough to make me think it was a good idea. Ab­so­lutely, she said.

She came home af­ter a week­end with her boyfriend and was pos­i­tively fizzing.

I’d dropped her at a wed­ding where he was best man on Satur­day, and she didn’t know any­one.

By all ac­counts, it was a beau­ti­ful wed­ding, and she had a won­der­ful time.

That may or may not have been the in­spi­ra­tion for the dec­la­ra­tion of love that he shared with her af­ter­ward, but it was that dec­la­ra­tion that made her day, and her year to date.

She was fi­nally able to ad­mit, to her­self as well as to him, that she’s in love as well. And I found that ab­so­lutely glo­ri­ous.

In these days we get so busy and so dis­tracted, we for­get that lit­tle mo­ments of magic ex­ist. But they do. And I re­mem­bered, for a brief mo­ment, how won­der­ful it is to be young and in love. It’s just lovely. – Shan­non.

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