Sunday, June 04, 2006

Summer of Love

It's always nice to have weddings to go to, particularly when it's the wedding of a good friend; it's even better when you know both the bride and groom, and have had the opportunity to spend some quality time with them.

Over the next many months, we have about 15 weddings or so that we have been or iyH will be invited to. Most of these are of very close friends, and in many cases we already knew both sides or have gotten to know both. We know we're not going to make it to each wedding, especially as a few are on the same day as one another; but we should be at most of them.

In about 12 hours or so, the first of these couples will begin their journey of creating a bayis ne'eman b'yisrael. I have long felt that the most beautiful moments in life are seeing happiness on the faces of others; I know that I will be seeing such moments in just a few hours... and repeated many times throughout this summer and beyond.

And I couldn't be happier.


How do I "know" I will be seeing such happiness over and over again? Here's a perfect example that just happened recently. One of my friends who will soon be getting married IMed me. He asked me, "Any word of advice about [the wedding]?" While I gave him a few pearls of wisdom (or something, anyway), he suddenly sent me another IM:
(1:37:59am) ezzie, im in love
All I could do was smile. :)


  1. awww... warm fuzzies from this post! :)

    that's so nice that you have so many simchas of friends! enjoy them all. you'll be all wedding-ed out by the end of the summer!

  2. Love is all it takes!
    May you always go to simchas!

  3. Not only is he in love, he's now MARRIED !!! ...and he'll never be able to give his wife challah in public ever again! ;)

    May they both only have simcha and nachas, MAZAL TOV!

  4. Sarah - When they're good friends, I don't know if it's possible to be "weddinged out" :)

    Kasamba - Amen!!

    Michael - LOL. I think that was the most embarrassing thing I've ever heard at a wedding...

  5. There are certain things that everyone knows about but doesn't discuss; that's one of those things, and certainly not by that relative in front of his family, rebbe, and friends!

    It's a good thing his back was the the crowd, we couldn't tell the exact shade of red that covered his embarassed cheeks.

  6. Very true. You should have seen the rebbe behind me's expression...