Taken a couple Saturdays ago at a very ritzy benefit gala that my wife and I — as well as her brothers, their wives, and my mother-in-law — attended in Philadelphia. Kudos to my mother-in-law for buying our tickets, because very ritzy benefit galas remain well outside of our budget these days … as do other high-priced items like, you know, chewing gum.
Here’s an iPhone shot of the lovely soiree:
This is the kind of thing my mother-in-law and father-in-law had for years been looking forward to doing with us if and when we ever decided to move to Pennsylvania. Needless to say, I was a bit choked up several times throughout the night.
My mother-in-law said afterward that it was a really significant night for her, because she had such a great time with the six of us by her side. I think it helped her to see the potential for many more good times with her family in the years to come. I’m glad we were there to help lift her up.