You find out everything through facebook now days. Information such as when a friend's birthday is coming up (and you completely forgot), or when friend A is now friends with friend E (and you thought to yourself, wowsers, it's a small world), or when someone is "In a Relationship".
A while ago, I noticed Tara (this awesomely top chick who I met through FEVA mission) changed her status from being "Single" to "In a Relationship" with a strapping young man with blue eyes and blonde hair. Naturally, being in this industry, everytime someone gets into a serious relationship, I always have my eyes pealed and wait with anticipation until the "In a Relationship" status is changed to "Engaged". So I waited... And not before long, I noticed with glee that Tara's status was changed to "Engaged". I almost jumped out of my seat and punched the air (but I resisted). I thought... "MYHAT, they are a hot couple... I hope they contact me!" So I secretly hoped that they would contact me... I tried sending some "Taraaaaa... Contact Lindaaaa" vibes to her.
I suppose it worked, because I almost fell out of my seat when I saw Inbox (1). IT WAS FROM HER!!
"Hey Linda. What's been going on? So what's your September like? Sunday the 26th to be exact. If you haven't been fb stalking, you might not know that I'm engaged to this nice boy called Andrew. Anyway we need a photographer for our wedding and you're the first person that I thought of. I've been fb stalking your albums - loving them.."
It was then, when I actually punched the air with glee and did a little happy dance...
A few months later, I was walking down the aisle to greet this "nice boy" called Andrew for the first time (just moments before Tara was going to make her grand entrance to the church), he shook my hand (which I noticed was slightly clammy), greeted me with a smile, introduced me to his groom's men and made me feel like we've been mates for years (despite having only met him 2 seconds ago). He was eagerly awaiting for his Tara to walk in! While she was walking towards him, he was beaming with happiness. Throughout the ceremony, I noticed that he stared lovingly at his Tara and smiled. It's moments like these that I love. The loving glances. Placement of the hand on the small of the back. Holding hands; fingers intertwined and thumb carressing the back of the palm. A stolen kiss on the left temple right after their first kiss as husband and wife. Andrew absolutely adores Tara. No doubt, Andrew will love, lead and protect Tara till as long as they both shall live.
The day was beautiful. There were plenty of laughs! It was a great day to remember the beginning of their lives togerher.
... When Tara updated her status to "Married", I smiled widely and punched the air with glee "Yes! I was able to be part of that day!!".
I praise God that I have an amazing job!