For Two Friends On Their Wedding Day

It shows how old I am that I haven’t been to a wedding in years. YEARS.

There was a time in the mid-90’s where I flew back to Maryland four times in one year for weddings. FOUR TIMES.

But today, 03.06.09 – I have TWO friends getting married. One who is doing it quiet, yet is not particularly quiet in real life. Except for when she is. One who is doing it loud (in internet terms at least), but is not all that loud. Unless you get her singing Whitney Houston at karaoke, that is.

Both are ladies I feel I know in special ways, have had special conversations with, and are much more than internet social mediaish friends. Both are marrying men I like, admire, and love to talk to. Both are wise beyond their years and I feel like any advice I give will be superfluous.

But I am going to give it anyway.

Tara and Gwen (and Adam and Joel)…

People tell me all the time how LUCKY I am to have Bryan. AND OH HELL YES I KNOW I AM. I was blessed by whatever orbital being is floating out there in the cosmos the day he walked into my life.

But luck has nothing to do with our marriage.

We work every single day. To stay connected, to stay friends, to stay lovers and to say IN love. We make time to talk. We argue. We always respect each other. We put in the time to find the end of the argument. We laugh. Laugh laugh laugh. We agree to disagree. We go out and find other things besides each other to enjoy and bring the best of that back. We remember that the dark times are there to make the bright times more special.

All these things are steps as we plunk along in our relationship. The journey that helps us grow together as a couple, and stay on the path of life together.

I hope with all my heart that journey is magic for you as well.

Congratulations and love to you on your most special of days.


P.S. Here are my photos from Gwen’s wedding.

This article has 12 comments

  1. Jen Grant

    Congrats to you Aimee for building such a strong marital bond and sharing it with us–these two lucky ladies are blessed to have you in their lives!!

    Congrats to Tara and Gwen–you chicks rock! 🙂

  2. Sizzle

    I almost want to get married just so you can tell me good advice like that. 🙂

    Congrats to them (all four of them)!

  3. Dory

    Amen, Aimee. It’s hard work, but it is totally friggin’ worth it.

  4. monstergirlee

    I hope they both live happily ever after.
    Nice words Aimee, you’re good.

  5. Anonymous

    Sniff sniff.-m

  6. mothergoosemouse

    I love this post, these sentiments.

    Wishing Gwen and Tara well. And you and me too. We’re all lucky – to have found partners who complement us so well.

  7. Missy

    That is some pretty good advice.


  8. Lauren

    lovely. and I totally agree.

  9. Afyonkarahisar

    Yes, a great blog. Good work.

  10. jenB

    Beautiful post from a very lovely lady. xoxo

  11. Ashleigh

    Beautiful and so true.

  12. tarable

    Aimee, thanks for the lovely words of advice. You and Bryan provide a wonderful example. 😉

    As promised, we listened to your 03.06.09 Love mix as we drove up into the mountains. Bow-shika-wow-wow…

    You rock and I’m so glad to call you a friend.

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