Mary Alice, Matt's mother, is escorted in by Bill and then he stepped up next to Matt.
Then Matt's sister, Susanna, read two Catholic readings that were particularly significant because they were given to Matt and Susanna's great-great-grandmother, Margaret, by their great-great-grandfather, Thomas, in 1873, the year of their marriage. Very special!Yidi's mother, Xerong, then spoke to the guests in Mandarin which was then translated into English by Xixe. She was so gracious and thanked everyone for being there for the occasion and some sweet words about Yidi and Matt including these: "As Matt and Yidi’s relationship has progressed I’ve had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time with Matt. I can’t say we’ve had many long detailed conversations (Matt really needs to work on his Mandarin), but I can say that through his actions, his smiles, and his laughter I have come to know Matt fairly well."
Aaaahhh the kiss! Nate stepped over to the bell tower and rang the bell!
They were so happy!
And now they are officially a family!
Yidi and Matt, congratulations! I wish you all the best in your move to Pennsylvania for your residency. I know you will be so happy together. When you need a baby blessing/christening ceremony, do call on me!