You know whats funny? When I write about my friends and family I just use their first initial for privacy reasons. Well for those of you who know me well this doesn’t help today, because I really call my friend “B.” I was trying to remember how it started but I honestly can’t remember. But I’m sure it was back in the day when I lived in a town that I didn’t even call by its whole name and people started using LOL and BRB. Yep we have been friends for that long.
Anyway B has never lived any closer than 1 hour away. But that has never stopped us. These days we only see each other for any quality time maybe 2-4 times a year. Talk on the phone only a handful of times as well. But he is still one of my best friends. He is one of those guys I can call about almost anything, from a fix it problem to an emotional moment.
He was also one of Mark’s very best friends, he stood up in our wedding. Was by our side during the cancer fight and supported me greatly after he died. We (Mark and I) watched as this man searched for his godsend. He found 1 or 2 candidates along the way but just never found the right girl. The one that God had created for him. As Mark got sicker it was one of those things we talked about that he would miss out on, our list was small honestly, kids, nieces and nephews and seeing B get married.
This morning I found out the B is engaged, I’m elated. I knew when he first introduced us to A that there was something different about this one. I knew that she was probably ‘the one.’ I can’t tell you why but there was just something between them, something in the way they interacted. It was different and it was good.
I’m also very sad, this is one of the very few things I wish Mark was around to see. I know that sounds harsh but what I mean is, he was so sick and in so much pain in the end that I’m glad he was taken up to heaven. But this is one of those things I think he would have stuck around for, ya know. The birth of his nephew and niece and the wedding of his best friend.
So today, I’m incredibly happy for you B and if Mark wasn’t so in aww standing before God right now he would be too.