Well-groomed, I went to the post-rehearsal dinner where I got to be surrounded by family. I adore all of my family but the immediate highlight was getting to meet Kaylie and Mike’s new baby, Carolina. Babies are precious. Especially when they’re sleeping… The party was fantastic and the after-party was even better. I met some of the Polonsky cousins, including Courtney and we bonded over being cancer survivors and generally awesome people. There were also a disproportionate amount of attractive fellows there, so that didn’t suck.
Kim and Joey’s wedding was incredible. All of the superficial details like the weather and the decorations were awesome, but to see two people who have been together for so long and who are just so obviously right for each other commit their lives and love to each other… To be a part of that was an honor. Working in family law (and not even as someone who directly deals with clients) can be so draining and disheartening. Watching two people who you know are supposed to be together just reaffirms that some things in the world turn out right.
And not to make the day about me, but watching them reminded me of one of the many things I have to live for. There have been so many times this year where I feel like I’m just coping and existing, trying to work up the courage to take my life back. Seeing Kim and Joey and being at event where people were celebrating life, not just living it, made realize how important it is that I continue to find my direction and be a part of life rather than live on the fringes of it.