Did you have your fun?
June 27, 2019

flowers 640x480“The length of the marriage is inversely proportional to the price of the wedding.” I’d heard and laughed about that often, long before I met Darrell. It’s one reason I had such high hopes for him and me. We got married on a Wednesday evening with almost zero fanfare, then went right back to work the next morning.

My first wedding had been the opposite. I’d never met as many people as my ex wanted to include in the ceremony. There were fourteen groomsmen and ushers, and our group wedding photo looked like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

It didn’t occur to me to lobby for anything fancy with Darrell. I’d had “The Big Day” and found, as the joke I opened with suggested, it guaranteed exactly nothing in terms of happiness.

But you know what? That day, that first wedding day, was really fun. Perfect.

You won’t get everything you want in life, and perfect days are rare. I’ve learned to grab them when I can, though. Who cares when they show up? They still count!