Weddings make me happy. Weddings with two of the celebrations events held outside does not make “men of girth” so happy. One of the four “men of girth” that Jace is so proudly apart of got married this past weekend. Besides the heat, think anyone who attend this wedding would tell you what a fun and joyful day to be apart of. I know mostly thought stories that Jason has told me and a whirlwind trip to the airport right after they got engaged.
The weekend was full of exploring new parts of North Carolina I had never been before. Jason and I enjoy great talks has we drove around following all the crazy directions around the Lake Norman. I watched from the distance all these friends whom haven’t seen each other in years instantly connected again as if had been only days since they last saw each other. Well, besides the very big, long bear hugs they gave each other (or maybe that was an everyday greeting for these guys). Jason introduce me to all of this close/old college friends who I had also heard many stories about. Putting faces to names and feeling a warm embrace into this group of friends was only another point for Jace. You can always tell a lot about a guy by his friends, right?
The wedding went off without much of a hitch (there was a little issue with an iron and a shirt…) and I just couldn’t stop smiling. Weddings that just make you happy, because you call tell of the love this couple has not only for each other but for those group of people they had chosen to be there with them on their wedding day. Only time my smile was a little weak was when Jason went to play special music. I became nervous like I was one up there with the guitar in my hand and not him. Strange how caring for someone can take that effect over you.
I was an on looker for most of the weekend. My face behind a camera wanting to capture sweet moments for Graham and Nicole. I saw Jason enjoy the reconnection of his close friends. Stepping back and watching others something I don’t do often enough. Soaking up the joy that was in that place brought warmth to my heart. And I hope that a silly grin that was on my face for most of the weekend reflected that.