My niece, Gina, got married last Saturday. I know it’s been said a million times before, but I can’t help myself – it seems like just yesterday she was a tiny infant and I was holding her in my arms. It is almost inconceivable that she’s now graduated from college and is a married woman. And a beautiful young woman she is!
So while Illinois is not my favorite place in the world, it’s still home to most of my family and I’ll keep coming back as long as they’re here because, quite simply, it’s where the love is.