My life is weird. Well, maybe weird isn’t the right word but it’s definitely not normal. I am sure I’d get no arguments on that.
But last year? Last year was weird.
Last year turned my life around and dumped me on my head. And that’s not a bad thing, it’s just that everything that had been put into place is no longer in that place and everything is different.
Two of the awesome things that happened last year were the weddings of our two boys.
Related: one of the weird things that happened last year is that I was the best man at one of those weddings. Best mom?
We were all preparing to move to Saudi Arabia for the new opportunity that the guys were embarking on. Geoff and Nikki wanted to be married but in order for Nikki to be able to go to Saudi, they were going to have to be married pretty quickly which didn’t allow much time for planning.
So they decided to get married, in her church, with her pastor and just one person to witness the wedding for each of them. Then they would have a “real” wedding that they began to plan for December 2nd.
I did not want to be left out. It’s my son’s wedding even if it’s not a big production. Since Geoff had recently been working in Canada and was in Florida before that, most of his friends were elsewhere so he said I could stand up for him.
Nikki’s sister, Sarah, was going to stand up for her. And so it was set.
I felt weird that Nikki’s parents wouldn’t be there and I guess she did too, because at the last minute, she called them and invited them to be there. Her mom, Debbie, and her stepmom, Gina, were able to be there but her dad couldn’t get off work at the last minute. David was in Saudi so that was our happy little wedding party.
It was great. I cried just like I did at Brandon’s wedding even though it was a small production. This was my youngest child promising his heart to the girl he loved, forever.
After the wedding, we went to lunch and that was it.
Plans continued for the big wedding on December 2nd and we all prepared to go to Saudi.
At the wedding in December, Geoff would have all of his best friends standing up for him. Five groomsmen. A dress was purchased, venues arranged.
And then, a couple of months later, Nikki found out she was pregnant. She called me crying.
Half of me was doing the Glammie Happy Dance, while the other half of me was telling her Geoff won’t be mad, don’t cry, babies are a blessing.
And so plans for the wedding were undone and plans for little Aniston Lee began.
It wasn’t meant for me to be the best man but, in the end, that’s the way it turned out. And I’m honored to have been able to do such a weird thing for my son. LOL!
They say that being normal is overrated and I’m going to guess that’s true since I can’t speak from experience.