We were friends all through our last year of junior high, hung out a lot in high school even though we ended up at different schools, but lost contact around the start of uni. Maybe a little bit before. But I knew the guy she got married to, I was there at the beginning of their relationship, and I remembered the stories.
So I was there at her wedding. Huge smile on my face. Extremely excited for some reason. And it occurred to me that I didn't really enjoy weddings that much. All the fuss and bother and the frills and ceremonies.. And trust me, Indonesians are good at ceremonies. But I was giddy nonetheless.
If I didn't enjoy weddings so much, why was I so happy?
Because I found that in life, there will always be those people who you will always be happy for no matter how much time has passed, or how little communication you've had. There are people who you'll always love and adore and celebrate.
I maybe all of 23, but I do believe it.
And you my dearest Mahis, for me you're one of those special people. Sorry it took me a while to realize it. I sincerely wish you all the best in your new life. I don't think there are words enough to express just how happy I was to see you on that stage with your dress and make up, radiant and gorgeous, hands clasped as you mouthed the words to your wedding song.
*I seriously can't help grinning as I write this*