A Dance

A Dance

Today was a rough day. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

But tonight…all was well with the world.

Tonight, Charli and I were privileged to celebrate the marriage of two fine human beings — Cam and Chloe. Chance was one of the groomsmen. Cam is the generous soul who donated his talents to compile the video for Chandler’s celebration of life video. We’ve known him a long time, and it was wonderful to see him so happy tonight with his beautiful new bride.

After the ceremony came a yummy dinner, toasts, and then dancing. I don’t know how anyone can hear music with any semblance of a beat and not move their body. My kids do not disappoint. I love that they all dance!

I can’t tell you the joy of being on the dance floor with Chance and Charli tonight. I just love these kids of mine. And I love that they dance!

Also, dancing tonight felt like a way of honoring Chandler. If we stop dancing because we’re devastated over losing Chandler, we do not honor him. He would have been in the middle of the dance floor at any party. And he would want the same for us.

At some point during the evening, Chance put on one of Chandler’s leather fur-lined jackets he used to wear to go out dancing. It was one of his treasured thrift store finds. If Chandler was watching tonight’s festivities, he was certainly proud of his brother’s moves and happy that his jacket is still in action.

I’m grateful that a difficult day ended with…

A dance.

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