This weekend we celebrated a very momentous family event: Aunt Sandy got married! A lot of preparation went into the big day, and Aunt Sandy did such a wonderful job of planning it all. Everything was so beautiful, and everyone had a wonderful time.
Now, one thing that is important to understand when it comes to these things called "weddings" is that they rarely, in our family, occur without some kind of drama. Trust me on this and plan accordingly. When Daddy and I got married, we had all kinds of...bloopers...for lack of a better word. Examples include (but are not limited to) a broken refrigerator that almost flooded Grandma and Grandaddy's kitchen, a ripped wedding gown, and some forest fires. So this kind of thing does happen. When Aunt Sandy got married, I thought we'd covered all our bases. We even had an emergency kit. Unfortunately, someone smashed our car window and stole my purse, my camera, and my cell phone. (And you know how much I love my cell phone). It was very upsetting, but very scary too, and we were very scared that they stole Aunt Sandy and Uncle Tommy's wedding rings, but they didn't.
Now, here is one important lesson in all of this. We have to try to focus on what's good in our lives. When we saw the broken glass and missing purse, we could have let it ruin our day but we didn't. Aunt Sandy is something called a "sympathy crier" which means she loves us all so much that if we cry, she cries too, so it was important that I didn't start crying because we paid a lot for our makeup and it would have been sad to mess it up. (as an aside, I am something called a "sympathy thrower-upper" which means that if someone else throws up, I throw up too. So if you need to be like me or Aunt Sandy, try to be like her, as it will likely be better for you in the long run).
We had our moment of panic and we moved on to the wedding. You were there and you loved it. You looked so handsome and mommy was so proud of you. These kinds of days are days that we picture in our minds for a long time and we wonder what they'll be like. Sometimes we picture them and the real thing doesn't live up to the image in our minds. In this case, the real thing was better than any of us could have even imagined. We laughed, cried, ate, drank, danced and celebrated two people who I love very mucch and I know you will always be close to.
I remember Daddy's and my wedding. I remember the music and the party and the good times, and I laugh at the "bloopers" that happened, even though maybe I didn't at the time. I know that May 23rd is going to go down in history as a great day in all of our lives, smashed car window and all. And hey, mommy got a new purse. Silver linings, buddy, silver linings. Let's wish Aunt Sandy and Uncle Tommy a long life of happiness and be thankful that we get to share it with them.