2/11/10

Love is in the air...


Yesterday Jeff and I spent the day with a very dear friend of ours whom we've known since she was 8 years old. We were her witnesses for her wedding. She is 22 now, and an incredibly beautiful and talented young woman. Her name is Katie and I adore her. Although years separate us, Katie and I have always shared a special bond. We are alike in so many ways, and have shared so many similar experiences that it is uncanny. We did our first television series together, her mom a brilliant director, gave me my first role in a feature film, and my husband and Katie have worked together a bunch of times as well. We both adore our families and talk to our moms everyday and when she is in L.A. we are Katie's L.A. family.

Once we had our families together for brunch and they were just shaking their heads at how alike we are, both now and also how much I was like Katie when I was younger. I felt the wind move, as my husband liked to say. I loved deeply, hurt deeply, gave freely and often, wanted a big life and a big love (still do!) and often felt out of place with people my own age, earning me the label of an old soul. It's amazing to look at someone 16 years younger and see not just so much of myself, but also how much further ahead they are in figuring some things out that I didn't get a handle on, until years later. Well, yesterday Katie married Glenn, a fabulous Irishmen that she has known and loved for years, enduring a long distance relationship and much travel. She asked us to be her witnesses at City Hall and we were honored to do so. The only thing is, I had never met Glenn! We had managed to cross paths with every visit!! I hoped I liked him, (I knew I would), I hoped he was as wonderful as Katie said he was (he is) and on the car ride up to Ventura County, I realized that I was talking to Glenn like I had known him forever. Some people are like that. Sometimes you just know...this is someone I am going to like. This is someone I am going to love. And when that happens, it is the strangest and most wonderful feeling.

I felt that way the first time I met my husband, at 22 the same age as Katie, and although I didn't know if it would be forever, I knew that it would be...something that involved the two of us, and I wanted to know more. I wanted to set out on an adventure with this person and see if we couldn't grow and evolve, alongside one another, walking next to each other all the way. There have been ups and there have been downs, and we have weathered some trying times, but we have done it together, and love each other more for it. In each other we have found a true partner, someone to take on this big adventure that we call marriage. There are so many reasons people get married, everyone's different, and yesterday when Katie and Glenn were excited and nervous, I asked them what their reason was, they said that they loved each other and wanted to be together. Well, I can not think of a better reason than that.

All the best you two....

3 comments:

tiffany kimball said...

And now here come the tears!!!!!! Beautifully written G!!!!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

i've always wanted to go to a city hall wedding! congrats to your friends. happy valentine's day!

Sissy said...

Please give Katie & Glenn our best wishes for a happy life together! Lucky to have you there!

 
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