Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Best Friend's Wedding

I was standing in the kitchen of my former home, talking to my former roommate, when my phone buzzed in my pocket. I saw it was LJ and turned it to silent. I had just gotten off the phone with her. She and Marcus were grilling. I would call her back. Then she text me. I ignored that too, not wanting to be rude to my present company. When I left about five minutes later, I pulled out my phone to see what the text was about. We talk and text constantly throughout the day, what could be so urgent? It was a picture of her left hand wearing an engagement ring. How could I have missed this call of all calls?


I have to say, I'm over-the-top excited for my best friend and her guy. They've dated for what seems like an eternity. She moved to where he lived. She moved back home. He moved back home to live where she lived.

It's been a long time coming and there's much to celebrate about this union (how's that for a scary marriage term?). So, Ty and I went to visit last night after LJ and Marcus made all of their phone calls to friends and family. We popped open a bottle of champagne and got down to celebrating. It was such a fun night. To see this girl gush is something special. She's not a gusher.

We talked about their first date and first impressions. I can remember what LJ was wearing and, in typical LJ fashion, she spilt chocolate ice cream on her shirt. I can remember conversations about her first impressions of Marcus from his Myspace page, "He looks sporty."

There is a lifetime of memories to come. And I couldn't be happier for my best friend.

7 comments:

Catherine said...

Yayy LJ!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the rock in person!

Kate said...

I'm so excited for LJ!!! Woot.

Stephanie Netherton said...

I know it! When we were running a few weeks ago she said, "I can't even picture myself wearing a wedding dress." Now I know she was full of crap!

laurajo54 said...

You almost made me cry Steph. Almost! Why are you trying to do that to me?! I guess I should get warmed up in case I need to produce real tears at the wedding! Love ya!!

Stephanie Netherton said...

Impossible! You'll struggle to produce tears at the wedding and I'll have to be sedated to keep from bawling. Can't we meet somewhere in the middle?

Mandy S said...

yippee!!! engaged!! how cool! makes me excited...i love it!
tell her congrats for me!!!

Stephanie Netherton said...

I will Mandy! It makes me excited, too.