Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Toast to Companionship

This evening the Missus and I shall have the great pleasure and privilege of being in attendance when Christina Byrnes marries Andrew Steinkeler.  The bride is a young woman with whom Margaret and I have been acquainted for more than twenty years.  She is the daughter of our dear friends, Lucy and Joe Byrnes.  Her younger brother Dan is Rob's lifelong friend and was Rob's Best Man when Rob and Jess married this past June.  

Today, my thoughts are principally with Joe.  Christina is his only daughter.  Having walked a proverbial mile in his shoes myself slightly more than eighteen months ago (it was closer to seventy-five feet but I believe in not permitting the facts to get in the way of a good story), I have an understanding as to what he is feeling.  A feeling that I have every confidence my friend shall express completely in the ear-to-ear grin he shall undoubtedly be sporting as he escorts his little girl up the aisle to where Andrew awaits.  

Here's to the newlyweds.  May much luck and much love accompany them on their journey.   


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