I neglected to tell you the story of the bride which made the wedding worth going to after all. I had a mental block about it until we got there…….
Around four years ago, our bride’s sister got married and we traveled to the same venue for the wedding and reception. This past weekend’s bride, whom I will refer to as "Sally," was engaged to be married within the year as well. She and her fiancee were lovey dovey at the reception and I anticipated making another trip for their wedding.
Fast forward a month or two: Sally’s fiancee and his brother were driving home from his brother’s bachelor party (are you keeping up here? Sally’s fiancee’s brother was getting married before Sally and his brother.). Oh, and they were drunk. And ran into a tree. Neither survived.
The two young men’s fiancee’s were crushed, of course, and mourned long and hard. They wore their wedding bands and had their last names legally changed to their dead loved ones’ name.
It took a while, but Sally finally made some changes. She moved to another city for a while and started living again. It was some time after that that she became reacquainted with a high school friend whom I will call James. Friends became best friends and best friends became affianced and the rest, as they say, is history! I practically held my breath until the final vows were said. Seeing them happy made the trip worthwhile. Here’s to many happy years, Sally and James! May your sorrows be behind you.
So there you have it. Your grumpy blogging buddy does have a heart after all. I still won’t look forward to going to wedding receptions but I am happy to have seen a happy ending to this story.
What does your week look like? I have Isabella today, of course. She is napping and I am glad for that. The rest of the week is filled with the usual; cooking, trying to clean, going to meetings and, basically, trying to keep my sanity.
If you could have one thing on your schedule every week that is just for you, what would it be? I think it would definately have to be a massage. I was thinking manicure but a massage would be sooo therapeutic!
If you are in a cold weather area, what do you keep your thermostat on in winter? If in a hot zone, your a/c. I keep it at 65 F but the boys complain terribly and I sometimes have to raise it a bit.
Have a blessed week, g