I love weddings. I love big fancy ones, small intimate ones, traditional ones, and quirky ones. And I especially love a wedding where either the bride or groom is someone I have known since they were tiny, and have been able to watch them grow into a wonderful adult.
Tomorrow I get to go to one of those very special weddings. I have known the groom since before he was born…his mom and I were pregnant together…and he has always had his own place in my heart. The bride is a delightful young woman, and I have enjoyed getting to know her over the past several years. Her love has helped her groom grow from a hesitant, somewhat self-conscious young man into a marvelously confident adult. They are a terrific team.
Theirs will be a small, quirky wedding; the wedding and reception will share the same venue, and their getaway car will be their tandem bicycle. The world will become a better place when bathed in their love.