9.25.2006

Wedding Weekend

CIMG2331This weekend, one of my best friends got married, and I got to be a part of it - and a part of something even bigger.

Eric and I have known each other for half our lives, and though we don't often see each other, we're never more than a phone call, an email or a letter (written in multi-coloured pens) away.

I was so honored to be invited to his wedding to Megan, and better yet, to be asked to be a part of the ceremony - I couldn't have been more proud.

The wedding was flawless, the bride was beautiful, and the groom was the happiest I've seen.

But there was something even bigger for me...

I live in a small town where I don't have any family.

My immediately family is hours away.

The rest of them are at a minimum a plane ride across an ocean, at least 9 hours away.

CIMG2395This weekend, I was surrounded by the warmth of joviality, embraced by two families, and a part of a celebration of all that is good in the world.

Food, hugs, dancing, love, beauty, music and laughter.

I met wonderful people, I hugged new friends, for a weekend I became part of a family.

Thank you, Megan and Eric, for making me a part of your family.

My best wishes and congratulations for a long and happy life filled with food, hugs, dancing, love, beauty, music and laughter - but free of astroturf. ;-)

(The entire weekend's photoset is right here)

3 comments:

Megan said...

Marissa!! What an awesome post! We loved having you as a part of the wedding and having you here made the weekend SO special. Thank you again for everything!

Love,
Meg

erin said...

marissa... it was really good to meet you this weekend. i think everyone had a total blast and everything was completely beautiful. i was so lucky to be a part of it!

erin 2

Libby Bluhm said...

Dear Marissa!
I am blessed beyond words to have met so many wonderful people this past weekend. As the memories swirl in my mind, I see new faces at every turn, and they are all so special just as you are. I'll treasure these memories forever.

Love and peace - Libby