So my best friend of 14 years, Alexis, used to think I was the most annoying person on the face of the planet. True story. We met in 7th grade English class and sat on opposite sides of the classroom. Now, if you know me, you know I'm very vocal and passionate about things I love (and don't love), and sometimes that aforementioned passion expresses itself by me becoming loud. Hence, I annoyed the hell out of her.
Well, we had another class in 8th grade and sat right next to each other. I'm sure on that first day she was none too happy, but as the year progressed, she got to see how truly awesome I am, and here we are 14 years later. Note: she's pretty damn awesome herself. This last decade and half has seen some pretty big ups, and really low lows, for the both of us, and she's always been the person I turn to for advice, a shoulder to cry on, or a tears-rolling-down-your-face kind of laugh. She stood by my side on my wedding day, just like she has throughout our crazy, one-of-a-kind friendship. It goes without saying, but I love this girl to the moon and back.
Well, she met an amazing guy with an equally amazing beard and they're getting married next fall. Needless to say I'm over the moon for not only their wedding day and how wonderful it's going to be, but the beautiful marriage these two are going to have. They're so insanely head-over-heels in love with each other and it makes me so happy to take part in their first day as husband and wife not only as a wedding professional, but as a best friend. And the best part? I get to stand by her side just like she stood by mine.
Congrats, BBF - you're going to make a beautiful bride and a wonderful wife.