It's just that time. That time in my life when I have a lot of friends and family members getting married. Sometimes, having all of these weddings in my life can be really stressful- for example, there's the pressure to hurry up and get married myself. There are the sad times when I can't make it to a wedding or celebration and feel guilty. There's also the various organizing and planning and listening that scaffold weddings and bridal showers and bachelorette parties- all that can be stressful too. But then there are days like this:
I know that today, on the day of her (third) bridal shower, the one that I helped to organize, JJ will be having plenty of fun. She will be surrounded by beauty and joy and friends who all wish her the best in her soon-to-be wedded bliss. She will be in her hometown, feeling love from her family, from the people she went to school and church with, from people who have known her the longest.
Here's to good friends who have known us for a very long time, and who rise to the occasion gracefully.
Here's to seeing hard work pay off.
Here's to family and loved ones who help make us better people through their advice and example.
(Let's be honest) Here's to getting presents!
Here's to that time of life where people pull together to celebrate love!