Anita and Jeremy were married today at Dover Lutheran Church outside of New Auburn. It was a very nice ceremony. I had a great view from where I sat, playing the music. Anita had asked me a few months ago if I would play, and I said yes, not really realizing how much work it would be. I’m glad I did it though. Everything went well, and it was the least I could do. After all, she was always a good friend. And so was Jeremy.
It’s interesting how, when you look back on the past and reflect on your life, you think about the decisions you made and how things turned out the way they did. When I go back home, I am always reassured that I made the right choices, yet there is a sadness that I feel which I do not quite understand. Perhaps it’s that when I go home, there’s no one there I want to see, because they’re hundreds of miles away. Maybe I don’t make much of an effort when I go home because I don’t need to dig up old memories. Or perhaps it’s that when I go home, it makes me think more about the business with my mom. Whatever it is, I am left with a comforting uneasyness.
But I am thankful for the way things turned out. I’m thankful for my wonderful wife and my awesome daughter. I am thankful to the people I do keep in touch with, who invite me to participate in their most special of days. Thank you Anita and Jeremy.