I am feeling particularly tender tonight, so perhaps would like to reveal something that has been going on in my family for a long time. I sit with it tonight, as there was a shift last night, and I feel a need to speak. Know that this is all my interpretation, my need to share something that stirs with passionate love in my heart.
Many of you know that Jeff and Jan met as freshman at
Last night, after agonizing on how to do it for years, Jan called her parents to tell them. Her father hung up on her. Her mother seems receptive. She is grateful that Jeff is intelligent, and he is. Who could not adore Jeff? I want to meet her mother again. She wants grandchildren, as do I. My niece is a mix of east and west, and I believe that two people who love like Jan and Jeff will produce only love, and I pray, and I ask you to pray, as fervently as you did for my red and white blood cells, and, by the way, they are doing super-great, that Jan’s parents see that times have changed. We are out of the caves, and we are mixing blood all over the place, and it is good. Let these two children, now beautiful adults, have peace in their life, and the fulfillment of grace.
Jeff and Jan spent last night here. They needed to be here. I am grateful for that, and I want these two people to have the peace and honoring they deserve. I want them to marry with the love and support of four parents. I want to unite two families. I pray that her parents, especially her father, come to see that we no longer live in a world where we have to marry within a race. We marry for love, and that is what I see here. I pray for peace. Thank you for letting me share this extremely private piece of my heart.