As Jenny checks “Yes” today…

Date posted: May 26, 2012 | By:


Friends make the memories that tell the story of our lives.
I am home this weekend, in Dallas, for one of my best friend’s weddings.
In milestone moments like these, memories flood my thoughts and leave me smiling.
Last night, while nightswimming (ask REM if it’s a verb), George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” came on my iPod.
It was too perfect. I always think of Jenny, the bride-to-be, blaring this song on her car stereo, in high school, when I hear this song about love and how simple it can be.

Jenny & BF: Episcopal School of Dallas Graduation 1996

Songs are the soundtrack to our lives.
Lots of songs remind me of Jenny and our fun times in high school.
And here one was playing on the eve of her wedding to Jon, whom she met in high school and began dating later.
Wow. She checked “yes” as you can see.

Jenny & Jon: The newlyweds-to-be

When I think of Jenny,  I think of toll road drives (driving to the end of the world as we knew it – there’s REM again),lemonade and JD’s Chippery cookies (the best in the world), sneaking away for lunch at Bubba’s, our trip to Destin with our dear friend Allison & my family, Cancun Spring Break ’95, Europe ’96 and Jenny and I skipping school in our senior year to go see my depressed Papaw at the sale barn in Durant, Oklahoma after my beloved Nanny passed away. Don’t hate us for that last one, Mr.Eason.
We were together through thick and thin. And she’s one of those rare friends who is there for you when you most need it.
Those memories never die. They live on as long as we do.
And friendships born in those memories are always there in one incarnation or another.

As VP (me) & Secretary (Jenny) of Student Body at ESD

What has Jenny given me over the years?

Jenny & me

She taught me to care a little less about what people think of me (still working on that one), that faith can get you through the hardest of times, family is most important,  and, most of all, that you have to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes and not to take yourself so seriously.

Laughter is the language of friendship

She also taught me that it’s good to have a best friend along for those moments when the laughter doesn’t come as easily.
When I think Jenny, I think laughter.

ESD Senior Prank Day with Jenny

And today, while there may not be a lot of laughter, there will be plenty of smiles as Jenny and Jon look out into the crowd.
Congratulations Jenny & Jon!
May you be as happy the rest of your lives as you are today…
and may there be LOTS of laughter.

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2 thoughts on “As Jenny checks “Yes” today…

  1. Thank you, Suzanne!! Thank you for your kind words.The wedding couldn’t have been any lovelier. What a beautiful moment in time to always remember. And the cakes – oh, the cakes!! You are a true baking hero to me. Thank you for including me in the special day! Please keep in touch. xoxo, BF (Dawn)

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