Sunday, January 27, 2008

Finally!

Today (technically yesterday), I drove all the way to Cape Cod to see my friend Anne get married. It was fun. Beautiful drive. Lovely ceremony. Fun reception. Also, there were friends there I hadn't expected to see, so it was a little like a reunion.

I know Anne from when I lived in Nannyfield. She's some years older than I am, and we've had our share of Girl Talks about guys and marriage-longings and that stuff. Anne's never been married before either and she's held out a good long time for the right guy, so I think that everyone was just really happy to see that her steadfastness had finally paid off.

People don't always express these things so well, though. It was one thing when the pastor said to her, during the ceremony, "You've waited a long time, Anne." It sort of okay when her brother, who was also officiating, (and who was also her brother) said, "It's been a while!" But by the time the ceremony was over, people were going up to her father, congratulating him, and saying, "Finally!"

Here's a little heads up. I currently have no plans to get married (although, you know, I'm amenable to making such plans, you know, whenever). But if it ever happens? I am the only one who is allowed to say, "Finally!" at my wedding. Okay? You can tell anybody I said so.

6 comments:

Scott said...

glad that you had a good time at your friend's wedding. You will definitely be at the wedding supper o the lamb when Christ welcomes you as part of the bride of Christ. Keep the garments clean and ready for that glorious day. Then you will definitely have the right to bow down to Jesus and say "finally!!!"

L.L. Barkat said...

I'll keep that in mind. ;-)

jasdye said...

hey, i definitely felt it, even if i didn't say it, at my little wedding.

GreekGeek said...

AMEN!!!! Here's a deal, you get married, I'll guard you from such comments, and you return the favor if I ever make such a jump too...

Inihtar said...

Absolutely! It's nobody's business but the two people getting married when the right time is.

When I went to see my parents, we had everybody we met asking why I wasn't married yet. And (I'm convinced that for no other reason than all the nosey-parkers around) my dad really really wanted me to agree to get registered (legally married) with some guy I've never met -- after meeting a couple of times of course. . . coz that's clearly all the time it takes to decide that someone's the right one! I think it was because of God's intervention that I didn't even meet the guy because his mother wanted a Catholic girl (which I'm not anymore).

maryannie said...

ummm....yeah... nobody better say anything like that at MY wedding!!

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