Our wedding countdown is on. In less than two weeks, we’ll be surrounded by family and friends under oak trees, as our insightful mutual friend, Ronnie — the one who tried to set us up years ago — officially marries us.
Last night, I was re-reading an email from Ronnie, dated two weeks after I’d met my guy at her book launch party. She was responding to my gushing confession. I really liked her cute friend! She had written back:
I just want you to know that I’m 100 percent for this relationship working out, because you both are extraordinary people and deserve each other.
I’m so grateful to her. Heck, I am feeling grateful to everyone right now: my family, my friends, all of you. I’m so thankful to my future in-laws for letting us throw this love fest in their backyard… with more than 100 adults and 25 (!) kids. It seems like a long time ago when I wrote on this blog about my childhood friend who invited me — but not my daughter — to her wedding. I threw a small tantrum back then, but I now see why some folks do go for kid-free weddings.
Well, our wedding will be kid-plenty. In true kid-fashion, we’re going for cupcakes over a traditional wedding cake. And in addition to the home-brewed beer (one of which we are calling “Matrimony IPA”), there’s going to be an alcohol-free slushy machine.
In the meantime, I’ve tried to steal away (imagine five minutes in between taking a shower and packing a school lunch this morning) to finish my vows. We’ve decided not to share our vows with each other — well, until it’s time.
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