This year and next three of my very best friends in this entire world are getting married!
First up, we have Monica.
Monica and I became friends our freshman year of college.
We were suite mates so we shared a bathroom. We quickly found out that we had lots in common.
Her birthday is in March, my birthday is in March.
She likes my ramen, I like my ramen. (yes I mean the noodles)
She loves Target, I love Target.
The list goes on and on.
We stayed roommates/best friends all the way through our junior year of college.
And I seriously cannot imagine what my college life would have been like without her in it.
She is one of the most honest, stylish, fun, and caring people I know.
Her wedding day is November 18, 2011 and I am one of the maids of honor. She's got 3! lol
But my main job is gonna be to speak at the reception so I need to come up with a killer speech!
Next up is Ashley.
Ashley and I have known each other since elementary school but we didn't become best friends until after high school. Strange I know. See her brother and my brother became best friends when they were in high school. Then on a school theatre trip we were all sitting in one hotel room chatting it up.
Ashley and I were both wearing our glasses and dare I mention this.....yes I will....our retainers!
We're sitting there talking and that is when we realize that we both LOVE Harry Potter and we have the basically the same taste in EVERYTHING else. So you can imagine the two of us sitting there lisping slightly because of out retainers and looking totally nerdy with out glasses.
That was when we first thought we had were sisters separated at birth or something.
Then after we graduated we started hanging out and our brothers are best friends and our families are pretty similar.
Ashley is fun, an amazing teacher, kind, and she is devoted to her family and friends.
Her wedding is March 17, 2012. (the day before my birthday!) And guess what? I'm the maid of honor in her wedding too. So another amazing MOH speech must be written.
Last but certainly not least we have Jenny!
Now Jenny and I have been friends literally since we were in the womb. Our mom's worked at the same school and we pregnant at the same time. We went to the same elementary school for a while (Jenny says I was mean to her, but I don't remember that at all). Then she left and we saw each other every once in while until she came back to the middle school our moms worked at. So in 8th grade we became best friends and even though we went to different high schools and different colleges, Jenny and I have stayed close ever since.
She is that friend that no matter where we are or what we have been doing we can get together and it is like we've have been seeing each other everyday.
Jenny has amazing fashion sense, she is hilarious, she's a great listener, and she is a great friend.
Her wedding is May 27, 2012. Her wedding is gonna be in our home town. I'm a bridesmaid in her wedding which will be super elegant yet simple.
So there you have it. Three weddings and me. I am so unbelievably happy for my three friends.
But it also makes me feel (just a tad) like I'm being left behind.
Don't get me wrong, change is great, I embrace change, I even welcome it.
But this is a lot of change all at the same time. Three of my best friends are start a whole other chapter of their lives and while I'm in a new chapter too, it is on a whole other level. Their husbands will be their best friends now. Which is the way it is supposed to be. I'll just have to get used to being the single friend.
For now anyway. : )
Ps. Sorry for the depressing end to this post.
I wish 3 of my BEST FRIENDS all the happiness in the world! Thank you so much for wanting me to be part of each of your special days!
You three totally deserve it and I love you all!