together turn our eyes outward
These table favors did far more than simply keep the children happy during the long wedding toasts: they were symbols of the flocks of chicks the bride and groom donated to Heifer, International, as part of their marriage. Evan Hartunian Girvetz and Kristin Riley Grote (now Girvetz) included in their vows:
“…To together turn our eyes outward and give back to others and the earth, I take you to be my partner in all stages of life, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. In Africa, at home and all over the globe…”
Working with such clear-eyed, passionate young people is one of the things I love about my job. Congratulations and best wishes, Kristin and Evan. May you live out your vows with grace and steady commitment, and may you bring joy to each other and many more of our human cousins. Blessed be!
(full post, with links and cute chick, at So May We Be)