Wedding # 10 of 10
may have been the last
in my 2008 line-up ...
but it was most certainly
not the least!
I must say,
there’s just something incredibly special
about friends from home :)
They come from the same roots.
You share the same background.
These are the people with whom you’ll forever share memories of:
braces, glasses, tapered jeans, stonewashed jeans,
talent shows, cafeteria lunches and drivers ed.
You’ve passed about a hundred notes with each one
and signed “have a kick-ass summer” in their yearbooks.
And although they may not really know you now,
they knew you before you ever really knew yourself.
For that alone,
that is owed to this group of individuals.
I just so happen to not have a couple friends still left from home ...
I have a couple dozen friends still left from home :)
And man oh man,
was it truly great to see them all this weekend!
And though much time goes by between our visits,
it never fails to feel like yesterday when I see them again.
And I am so happy for the love that they've found,
and feel so incredibly honored to be able to be a part
of the happiest days of their new lives :)
Gina & Jeff,
What a wonderful wonderful celebration :)
Thank you for including me
and thank you-thank you
for bringing the whole band back together againso that we could ...
"Shake it like a Polaroid picture"
So that we could
reinstate the nonsensical circle pic
as well as the Mary Katherine Gallagher moment
So that we can watch eachothers children grow up :)
drink "a little" bit of the good stuff ...
Until the wee hours of the morning ;)
Remind me never to play "Freebird"
the next time we all reunite ...
Wishing you both nothing but the very very bestest!