My mom & merv were over today, dropping off a coffee table and living room rug for us, and picking up the student desk that Adam was using for his computer. Adam got his new Jerker today (new/used, actually, but close enough.) It was delivered this morning, and we are very happy to have it.
While we were sitting around the living room (admiring the rug and using the coffee table for our teas) we started talking about the wedding. We decided (together, of course) that it’s probably better for us if Mom & Merv don’t come back east for the wedding – it would be expensive for them, and my mom & merv don’t like crowds or parties, and they were really feeling like they weren’t contributing much to the whole thing. Instead they’re going to stay here in BC, and after we get back from our drive across the country (post-wedding) we will have our Vancouver reception at their house in Pitt Meadows. They’re pretty excited about hosting it, I think. They seem a lot happier about it than they were about flying all the way back east for yet another wedding. It just makes more sense.
I assured mom that I wouldn’t be offended, hurt, or upset if she’s not there, and when I really sit back and think about it, it’s true. I imagine on the day of I will miss her, but I’ll also be too busy to dwell on it, and I will get over it pretty quickly. Knowing she’s happier doing this for us rather than flying out really makes a difference too. I kind of felt from the beginning that she wasn’t too keen on the trip back east, and would rather we had the wedding out here. Since we can’t do that, we’ve come to a sort of compromise.
I’m kind of amused though by how many members of my family are most likely not going to make the wedding. Nearly more than those who will be. Just hope no more of my friends drop out, it’s getting just a touch out of hand you know. Ah well, everyone has had perfectly valid reasons, and I’m not holding anything against them. That’s just how things go, especially with weddings. And this isn’t even a complicated wedding! Remind me never to get married again.