This weekend was bittersweet for me. Pleasant on almost all counts but I had my sad moments...
My best friend got married to an amazing guy. She's off to start the rest of her life (on the wonderful island of St Lucia of all places). We had a fabulous weekend full of tons of new memories, toasts and laughter all celebrating the marriage of these two sweet people. There was dancing, Buca di Beppo (fabulous Italian food), pictures and TONS of talk about love. Which there could not be any more of in their marriage... they are like the definition of being deeply in love.
|The Mrs. and Mr.|
But it reminded me of two things.
1. We are growing up. Yeah I was technically the first one to get married out of my group of friends. I guess since I didn't have all the hoopla surrounding a ceremony and reception.. it just didn't sink in until this wedding. I mean.. we are old enough to be married. It just doesn't seem real. Our lives are all starting to go there separate ways as we build our own families and start our careers, get our Master's degrees or attend law school, raise beautiful babies and move away from the known to the unknown. Life's going to take over for each of us as we find our paths. Frankly, that makes me sad.
and 2. My husband, my love, was not by my side. When the slow songs came on I found myself exiting the dance floor and more often than not finding my way out of the reception tent all together. When the pastor talked about love during the ceremony, I smiled and nodded thinking about how it applied to my own marriage. All the while wishing I could get just one hug after the ceremony from the one person who can still make my heart flutter when he looks at me and says 'I love you'. I guess you could say it is just another thing that military wives have to stay strong through during a deployment... weddings.
Regardless the weekend was nothing short of perfect. The new Mrs was absolutely gorgeous in her dress and wedded bliss and the new husband was beaming the whole day. And that my dears is the definition of a success.
Congrats again you two!!! Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your day. Oh, and Piston and I promise to take the very best care of Winston next weekend. :)