Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two Weddings and A Funeral

Ok… not quite… but pretty darn close. This weekend/coming week has been “hectic” to say the least.

First, our second wedding anniversary was Sunday. Two years has totally flown by. I always said I wanted to have children once we’d been married for two years, and that has now come and gone with no children. To be honest, it kind of snuck up on us. It’s so hard to believe that I have been married to my best friend for two years, most of the time it feels like we’ve just been married forever. Our family forgets that it’s only been two years because we have been together for over seven. That’s a LONG time!

I had planned to write a nice long blog about how great our two years has been… and then… everything else happened. Check out my first year anniversary blog here to refresh your memory!

Second, Sunday was Father’s Day so we spent our actually anniversary with friends and family celebrating a totally different thing… our dads. What great men they are, and how great they have been to both our families. We are both so fortunate to have been blessed with these wonderful men in our lives. They have set great examples for my husband when we decide the time is right to have children.

Third, my mom’s best friend passed away on Friday. It was detrimental to our family. She was one of those women who touches literally everyone’s life she walks into. She taught second grade with my mom for years and she adopted my brother, sister, and I as her nieces and nephews. She carried pictures of us in her wallet, she sent us birthday cards (always with confetti in them), and she passed along her high heeled shoes for my sister and I to play dress up in. Every time we visited her house, we came home with makeup on, red fingernails, and bags of shoes to dress up in! She was truly a great woman. It was hard losing her, but it was really hard knowing that she was only a few years older than my mom. She died of breast cancer; it’s such a terrible disease. I took a few days off work to be with my mom and family. They had a wonderful service for her yesterday and they packed the church. Her procession was over 2 miles long. What a tribute!

Lastly, we have another wedding to go to this weekend. It should be fun. It was my neighbor growing up. We stopped by her mom’s house yesterday to drop off her gifts early and sat and chatted for a little while. I got time to think about the day that I married my best friend. It was truly the best of my life, thus far.

So that, my friends, is my two weddings and a funeral post. Now, do you see why my title was kinda-sorta fitting?

Thank you for stopping by!


Suzy said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your family friend, she sounds like an amazing woman. My love to you and your family as you learn to cope without her.

Ashlee G. said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm sorry for your loss though.

Ashlee, ICLW #180

Maryanne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You know if it feels like it's flying by that you're happy and that's what counts in the end. Much love and blessings to you and your husband. :)

Robin said...

I'm sorry for your loss but want to say happy anniversary anyway! It's a bummer that you didn't get to really celebrate it. But remember, you can celebrate it whenever you get around to it; doesn't have to be ON that day. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary all year long!

andrea said...

happy anniversary trish!!!

I am so so sorry to hear about your mom's friend.... :( sending big hugs your way

Britt said...

Whew, what a busy week...and an emotional one! Weddings always make me teary and emotional! I think about the innocence of the day that I married the love of my life and all that we have been through in the last 3 years...wow! I am so sorry for the loss of this special lady! I hope this coming week slows down a bit for you!

daega99 said...

Happy Anniversary!

So sorry to hear about your mom's friend. I am glad she had a wonderful send off!


s said...

isn't life peculiar in that way ... in just a short span of time you had some wonderful celebrations, and an incredible loss?
sometimes things just don't make sense, and all of a sudden, you can glean some important piece of wisdom from it all.
one day at a time & live life to the fullest, which is YOUR fullest, not anyone else's.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope your celebration was great. Sorry, too, for your family's loss.

myinfertilitywoes said...

I'm here very belatedly from ICLW... and am so sorry for your loss. Mom's best friends are usually very important in our lives...

Hope you had a nice 2nd anniversary! So nice when we get to marry our best friends!

Mama Reg said...

hey tricia,

congrats on two years and many more to come. that is awesome, im so happy for you guys!!

also, again i am so sorry about mrs bosko. your blog is so well written, your words for her are so true and heartfelt. i hope your family is getting through this rough time. i am still saying prayers for you all!