today m2 and jc are getting married. i’m going to be a bridesmaid for the first time ever. well, actually, jasmine tells me i was a bridesmaid when i was eight, but i don’t remember it so it doesn’t count.
the above facts mean that i should a)be getting ready and b)be getting ready which in turn means c)probably shouldn’t be blogging.
oh an d)do exercises to strengthen my memory.
we had the rehearsal at the church yesterday and there is a lot of ritual to an episcopalian wedding. i’m going to do my best to remember the order of things but it’s going to be hard because i’ll be all welled up with emotion because you know what? i love these two people.
m2 came into my life with perfect timing. i needed a bright spark of light and i needed to do something so that i wouldn’t feel like i was rattling around in a big empty space. she came to work at CAA as my pseudo-assistant. we instantly connected and about a week later she moved in. we spent countless hours at my dining table in front of our laptops eating cheese and crackers. there were weeks that we slept at 3am and rolled out of bed for work bleary eyed the next day only to repeat this cycle.
jc came with the package. he would be there – often with treats like blue bonnet (?) blue bell (?) icecream and tell us stories while we pretended to listen. then one day he got a pretty mac powerbook and he was able to really join in the fun.
i have observed these two up close and from afar and what stood out the most was how they handled adversity. the love part is easy. they adore each other and make this known. they are each other’s complements. but what was most striking to me was the commitment they had to one another when things were difficult. they both centered on God and then worked towards the same goal. they took each other by the hand and kept walking forward during tests that would have broken a lesser connection.
i’m so excited to share this day with them.