About six months ago, my best friends Dylan and Andrew asked me to officiate their wedding for them. I don’t think I can exactly tell you how amazing it was to be trusted by two good friends to do so. It was an honor and one of the greatest privileges of my life. I'm still amazed they had that kind of faith in me...
I remember thinking to myself, “What in the world do I say?” I'm one of the most single people on the face of this earth who can't even keep a relationship past two months since my second divorce, and they want me to offer marital advice. But as one of my listeners told me, it's those things that make me wise and gave me the life lessons to pass along to the ones I love.
I met the wonderful couple two years ago when they moved in the apartment across the hall from me. We'd walk our dogs together and get coffee together and soon we were buying hamsters and fish together and it wasn't long before they became my best friends. And while they are young enough to be my children, they often found themselves being MY rock and MY stability. They taught me to accept myself. To be confident in who I am. And they allowed me to be authentically me in their presence. They taught me that LOVE is LOVE.
Being able to stand with them on such a milestone of a day meant the world to me. It is a memory I will cherish until the end of time.
Mark another item off the bucket list. I am officially an ordained minister with one wedding under my belt. And I have a feeling that it won't be my last.