June 28, 2008: A Happy Happy Joy Joy Hip Hip Hooray Day for Me!
and a fabulous project!
M was my very first friend when I moved to Utah as newlywed 21 years ago. I was thousands of miles away from everything I knew. He was a new graduate working for a local engineering firm. We met at campus ministry. We always kept in touch while I was following my husband's career around the world. Today, he is not only a dear friend to both of us, he is godfather and guardian to both of our children.
When we first met, M said he envisioned himself marrying a gal with long blonde hair parted in the middle. He dated on and off over the years, however, nothing ever stuck. He made a fantastic effort to remain involved with life in general and to develop new hobbies where he met more people. M is now in his mid-40s.
About a year ago, he stopped calling. ;-) He didn't return calls. I left messages like "you haven't seen your godchildren for the entire month, M." M met T at one of his hobby - events, some kind of contra dancing maybe.
Today, they are getting married. Happy Happy Joy Joy. And, look at her hair!
Today is my 42nd birthday. My birthdays have taken a definite downturn since my children were born, and since my mom died. However, I have worked hard on my birthdays the last couple years. And I am so EXCITED that M & T are getting married today - it's the BEST birthday present EVAH! And their anniversary will always be on my birthday!
Happy Happy Joy Joy! I am even getting a birthday present (my 5yo daughter told me so!)
The Netroots For The Troop project has met one goal:
You-all have met and exceeding the original financial goal of $10,000!
I also am hoping for just a couple candles on a cake - last year my family put all 41 candles on and declared a disaster when about half were lit!
We have over 60 letters and need ~35 more for the first goal!Questions? Ask in comments - I'm here all morning, the wedding is this afternoon and the reception is tonight.