Wow! So, apparently, if you're one of my friends, you can't be cool if you're not getting married on Oct 3, 2009. Just kidding! ;) However, there are so many couples to name, and so many people I love tying the not this coming weekend, that rather than name them all, I'm just going to say this:
I love all of you so very much. You've been wonderful friends (even if we didn't get along now and again,) and even though when we were young, we'd think we'd never make it here or want to live this long (remember when we all thought 22 was old?), I'm filled with happiness to see so many people I love growing up, getting married, and making families. Wow, who thought they'd even allow most of us to reproduce (as if they could stop us - mwahahahahaha,) much less that we'd find our way to normal adult lives where people get married and reproduce and have jobs other than "Rockstar" or "Kegmaster." ;)
Its been a long and strange trip to this far in life, and I hope to see many more years with you - but most of all, I wish you all the happiest day of your lives with someone who (if I am not friends already with them,) treats you even better than you could ever imagined. May your unions be blessed and filled with love forever.
Congratulations again, and I love you all so much more than words can describe. While I can't be physically present at all of your ceremonies, please know you are always in my heart and mind, and if the same holds true for you when it comes to me, then I am there, even if I'm phyically absent, cheering you on, and celebrating with you, always.
All my love,
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