- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I’m feeling a little down today because I just found out through the grape vine that my aunt (actually ex-aunt as she used to be married to my uncle, but I still think of her as an aunt since they didn’t divorce until I was 25) and two of my cousins (her daughters) are probably not coming to the wedding. My aunt and my uncle (her ex) have never gotten along well since the divorce but apparently things have been really bad lately and so my aunt said she’s not comfortable coming to the shower or the wedding. I kind of expected this since she avoids events with my uncle at them no matter what. Then it turns out one of her daughters probably can’t come to the wedding because she and her husband live in CO and the wedding is in MA so it’s expensive to fly there. I kind of expected this one too. Then it turns out one of her other daughters probably can’t come because she’s going to be a senior in college and the wedding is the first weekend after classes start (I didn’t even think of this… she is the only person invited to the wedding who is younger than 27 and still in college).
I will not hold it against any of these people that they can’t make it, and I know it is not a reflection of their feelings about me and their love for us. I know it’s not personal. I’m just disappointed because 3 of 8 cousins on that side of the family got married in the last two years and ALL the aunts and uncles and cousins went to those weddings. I just know how fun those weddings were and how great it was to have everyone together, and I wanted to photographer to take some pictures of the whole group of cousins, and now it’ll be weird because two of us will be missing 🙁