You guys know the story... girl is best friends with the guy. Guy likes girl but girl is too busy looking for love elsewhere to ever notice love right under her nose... until guy gets engaged. Girl tries with all her might to nonchalantly brake up the wedding while proving to guy that she's the one. Yea, this story is just like that... except not at all!
G is one of my oldest and very best friends from childhood. I literally can't remember a time in my life before him, he's always been there. I'm not even sure how we became so close, it kind of just happened. I guess it's no surprise really seeing as I've always had better luck with guy friendships than girl ones... less complicated and usually less drama involved. I have a vague memory of me slapping him once in the 3rd grade. Something about a dare and how he thought I wouldn't and then I did and then he was mad. He said something about sending me to Mexico with a swift punch if I wasn't a girl and me taunting him not to let that stop him. There were never any cooties with him because he wasn't a boy, he was just G... the boy that would show up at my house for a glass of orange juice after playing basketball in the intense heat for just a tad too long, shaky from lack of sugar and hydration. He became my mom's adopted son to dote on and my sister's older brother to hate... then again he did tease her an awful lot!
As we got older, I became his wing-man and he mine. People always speculated that we liked each other or that it was only a matter of time but to us it was never like that. We were like siblings. He watched as I fell in love for the first time and then had my heart broken. I watched as he went around braking hearts until one finally broke his (he cried, but don't tell him I told you so!). He was the one I would call to share new college experiences with and even though we war far apart, our friendship never skipped a beat when we reunited. I remember telling him about hubs and never feeling like he would judge when most thought I was crazy for getting into a long distance (separate continents) relationship. And I remember when he told me about how he had finally met his match! Of course I was over protective as I am with all the guys in my life, but she was different and I could tell just in the way he spoke of her.
I am so fortunate to have been able to meet her and really get to know her over the last few years. I can totally see what he sees in her. She is gorgeous, is crazy talented with a great taste in music, and possibly more of a sports fanatic then he is... and for opposing teams which makes it all the more perfect. Definitely his match in every way! It is a sweet thing in life when you get to stay friends with someone for as long as we have... to really know each other and grow up to see each other accomplish dreams, get married, and live happy lives. Seeing my best friend moved to tears for possibly the second time is his life (in public of course) gave me a lump in my throat and brought me to tears though that's no surprise. But more importantly, it made my heart feel as if it could burst with happiness for the two. It was their special day and nothing could ruin it, not even the Heat losing (his team) which they didn't and that isn't a sign from above, I don't know what is. I can't wait to see their lives unfold together as they continue to grow with each adventure that life will offer them. I'm not very good with speaking my feelings out loud so G if you happen to read this, know that I love you and feel blessed to have someone like you in my life. And to Lady G, I am so excited to welcome you to the family! Wishing you both all the best in your new life together and here's to many more years of friendship and possible babies in the future.
***Today I am thankful that I got to be there on your special day G... you made me cry!***