A good friend from work got married this week. It was my first Amish wedding. It was fascinating and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Even down to the hard benches we sat on for the ceremony.
A lot of us waitresses and past waitresses were servers for lunch and supper. We literally laughed all day.
Somehow, no matter how different we are, working together has made us all close friends.
Aren't the colors pretty?
Huge thank you to my friend Lynn for sewing this dress for me.
Sadly I wasn't able to sneak a picture of the bride as she was surrounded by people all day.
This. This is a favorite photo from last year. In Europe (London, to be exact) with 5 people who went from strangers to good friends in a few hours.
Some of us met each other just hours from boarding the plane in NYC. There is just something very bonding about traveling together. Taking in the smells, tastes, accents and wrong side of the road driving all at once can be overwhelming, but it helps to have others around who are experiencing the same things.
(Yes, this is my nephew. I adore him.)
I know, it has been months since my last update. But life, it has this thing where it gets in the way of stuff like blogging. Or maybe, just maybe, I am a procrastinator. That is a distinct possibility.
So much has happened and there are so many pictures I should share. Speaking of which, I have been trying to get photos of things. Happenings. Laughter. Because even just one picture can make you remember a whole episode in your life.
This has been one of the hardest and also one of the best summers of my life. New friends were made and old friends became better friends. People I cared about faded into bittersweet memories, but other people went from black and white to color for me. People were married (seriously, what is with everyone getting hitched suddenly?!) And babies were born. People moved away, people got new jobs. There was laughter, there were plenty of tears.
Through it all, God was there. He is always there. Which makes it alright in…