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June 28, 2008:  A Happy Happy Joy Joy Hip Hip Hooray Day for Me!

A Wedding.
A Birthday.
and a fabulous project!

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The Wedding
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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!

The Birthday
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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 Fabulous Project
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The Netroots For The Troop project has met one goal:
12KThermometer
You-all have met and exceeding the original financial  goal of $10,000!  

NFFT has a couple more goals:
Letters
Names
and
stuff:  other items to put in the boxes.

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For my birthday, please write a letter to a soldier.  Share your day, share your favorite poem or short story.  Please keep current party politics out of it.

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.  
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Originally posted to Jenn's Corner on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT.

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