03 June 2008

Friends and Loved Ones

We didn't go on our anniversary trip alone. Nay! We went with our great friends Toni and John.

Toni and I are sorority sisters and old college roommates. We've known each other for 14 years and I waited 12 of those years to see Toni happily settled with someone special. And John? Oh, yeah. He's that kind of special:

That's John. On the last day of our trip. After a couple of beers and a rum runner that was all rum and no runner. Coupled with the sun and one too many fish fingers with fries? You get a very. Special. Husband. For Toni.

I had always threatened to send Toni to Space Camp if she didn't find the right man. I figured if I had found my special someone there, why couldn't she? Lucky for her, she found John without the geek-fest. The only thing that upset me about their twosome was their wedding date - last year on May 27th, on our 12th anniversary. That? Made me giggle with glee. What made me sad was that was one day before J-man's due date and, in the end, two weeks after he was born. Me? Traveling to Brunswick, Georgia? Two weeks after giving birth? A five hour drive? Me and the little one?

Wasn't. Gonna. Happen.

I cried most of the day. I was a sniveling, worthless mess of a breast-feeding mom who couldn't be there at her best friend's wedding.

But? I got the best part of the whole deal because the four of us celebrated our anniversaries in the Caribbean. And John? It feels like we've known him for as long as we've known Toni.

Drunken coconut rum "I love you"-s all around!


HEATHER said...

I must say you really make me want to try coconut rum!! Glad you had a good time!

RiverPoet said...

I'm so sorry you missed your best friend's wedding, but it looks as though the friendship is as strong as ever. What a great thing to not only have your husband but also your best friend slong on the trip!

Peace - D

Not Afraid To Use It said...

That is SUCH a sweet story! I love it! And I love that you loved the fact that they picked the same wedding date as you! How wonderful to be able to share something so special with your friend.

As for the coconut rum, the fun doesn't have to end with the warm weather. Coconut rum in hot chocolate makes for a FAB drink in the winter--like a melted Mounds bar.

Donna said...

What a great story ... and to have such a close friend too.

Gypsy said...

I don't know any couple I'd like to go on an anniversary trip with. And that makes me sad. But I'm glad you do. :)