Today I got to spend the day with Meagan, Lance and Earnie. We had so much fun going to brunch at Piper’s Pub, then did some window shopping and went to Trader Joe’s for some snacks and ingredients for dinner. We always have so much fun together. Literally, my favorite thing to do is spend time together.
Days like this, full of belly-laughing, and true self indulgence, remind me of why Meagan and I are such good friends. I wanted to share with you my Matron of Honor Speech for Meagan’s wedding, as well as some pictures of us.
Meagan and I became friends because we walked slow….. behind our other friends to and from middle school. Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade years consisted of walking around the neighborhood, watching TRL at Meagan’s house after school, and weekly trips to the mall to spend our allowance which we both got for pretty much doing nothing.
We pretended to be 2 different spice girls, like 2 different members of NSYNC and the back street boys, and had 2 different favorite colors which made getting matching pajamas fun but not confusing for our 2 favorite people, our moms.
We would laugh until our stomachs hurt, staying up late at our sleepovers with Meagan’s mom shushing us repeatedly. And if one of us was mad at the other, we would both cry. We thought we would definitely have a double wedding with 2 twin boys as our future husbands.
High school was pretty much the same story except we added in driving, boys, and drinking which ultimately resulted into getting into trouble together.
Through middle school, high school, and college, Meagan and I were together. Our double wedding became less likely as we discovered ourselves. We both found the loves of our lives in college, and guess what? They were 2 best friends, too! I will give you a minute to take that all in!
From that day we were poking along behind everyone else, to today, Meagan has been one of the greatest things in my life. She’s my best friend and my sister. And guess what, we still walk really slow when we’re together.
Meagan, I am so honored that I have been a part of your life since that day we walked to school. There aren’t many people in this world who know each other and love one another the way we do. I want nothing more than for you to have the happiest life, with the second best man I know, Earnie.
Earnie, I know I’m not your best man, but I love you, too. I couldn’t pick a more loving, honest and decent husband for Meagan.
On this very special, thoughtful day, I want to celebrate the unique love that Meagan and Earnie have. What makes them unique? They are two very different people, with different ideas and views, different likes and dislikes, from two different places. But they are both incredibly loved by their friends and family. Not just as individuals, but as a couple.
I haven’t met one person who doesn’t like Earn. Everyone immediately loves him and gives him a nick name. And in my entire life have never met a single person who doesn’t love Meagan (not that they would tell me!).
Meagan and Earnie,
On this day, everyone who loves you is here and knows how special your love is. To this day, this month, this year, this century, and this lifetime, we raise our glasses to you! May you kiss every day, listen to one another, and cherish every moment together! Cheers!