I’ve got a lot of stuff to catch up on (including real work), but I wanted to take a few minutes to post some thoughts about our wedding.
First: I win.
I married a wonderful, smart, beautiful, sexy, crafty, thrifty, loving person who makes every day better. I’m happier when she’s happy. I’m sadder when she’s sad. We love doing stuff together. If you’re lucky enough to find a person like that – congratulations.
There’s a lot of talk about soul-mates and eternities at weddings, but not at ours. We’ve got a relationship built on love, honesty and reality. We’re both convinced that we’ve got exactly one life – and we’ve chosen to spend as much of it as possible with the person who makes that life better.
Second: Thank you!
We were overwhelmed by the number of people who showed up (we actually had to start setting up overflow tables). Jen Peeples has often said that “you’re family if you act like family” – and I whole-heartedly agree. While most of the guests weren’t blood-relatives, most of the guests felt like family that night and many of them, like Jen, are very definitely family to us. We were thrilled to see the smiling supportive faces of people we love and we’re grateful for their encouragement and generosity. Many drove or flew in from out-of-town and they came bearing gifts and smiles and hugs.
We’ll be sending out “Thank You” cards in the coming week, but it needs to be said clearly and publicly: we are overwhelmed and overjoyed and all of you, right down to every “Congratulations!” message on Facebook helped make this day one we’ll never forget.
I’ve got to get back to work now…but thank you all. We’re gradually getting back to ‘normal’ life – which pretty much means that everything is great! (And that you’ll get a TV show this Sunday…)