I went to a wedding a few weeks ago…My friend was getting married. They’ve known each other for 8 months, but are head over heels in love. I don’t know nothin’ but it seems like it could last.
I told you all that so I could tell you this.
The groom’s sister was one of the bridesmaids. She had been in a very bad car accident about a year ago, spends most of her time in a wheelchair. She wanted to walk to the front of the church for her brothers wedding.
So she did. With her Dad supporting her on one side, and her brother on another, she walked to the front of the church, It took about 10 minutes, it was agonizing and emotional, she was sobbing. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
I told you that so I could tell you this. I don’t think its about race, but I kinda think it is. About how we look at life and power through.
My friend is African-American. The groom is white. As his sister walked up the aisle, one of the groom’s Aunts stepped into the aisle to take her picture. The Aunt made an exaggerated smiley face, with her fingers pushing up the corners of her mouth, encouraging the sister to smile. Put on a happy face, no matter what you are inside or feel inside, gotta look right to the rest of the world.
From the back, on the brides side, a voice came that said what we all were thinking.
'You go on and cry girl!'
Show the world what you’re feeling. Be who you are.
I dunno if its black or white, it doesn’t matter. I wanna start to live by it. I’m gonna go on and cry.