I'm so sorry to hear of you missing even this last wedding. I know I need to do just as you have, and not show the pain. Keep up the front and the channels open. We both know they are all blinded by the bigotry they are taught. Thank God for our loving wives!
Take care my friend,
Edited to add: After our divorce I lived in New Jersey, my ex and 4 year old daughter lived in East Texas. My ex taught my daugter to call me "Uncle Bryan". "You live so far away, it's like you visit as a relative anyway" she tells me, laughing. Witnesses are such loving people.