Nathan is one of my best friends. We have known each other since high school. He was the all star Christian kid at school and Iâ€¦.. Well, I enjoyed myself in school.
Nathan and I became friends during Cisco class, which is funny because I am sure neither he nor I thought the other was into computers. Iâ€™ve never admitted this to him but he is much more knowledgeable than I am with computers.
Nathan introduced me to church while I was in high school and I thought it was pretty lame but I never thought Nathan was; so I kept at it. As it turns out this Christianity thing was pretty exciting after all (minus Church and other things).
Nathan dated a girl in school who I went out with a couple weeks ago. She told me she didnâ€™t like me in high school because I always took up Nathans time and she always felt second place. Hearing that I thought it was pretty funny; I think sheâ€™s still a bit pissed.
Nathan has an awesome family. I am close with all of them; I even dated his sister at one point. I walk their dog regularly and drink with his Dad. Sorry Nathan, I have taken over!!!
One funny story was when Cory (Nathanâ€™s mom) was washing a pair of jeans for me a condom fell out. Nathan explained it was mine and she said â€œthat boy will never date my daughter.â€ A year laterâ€¦â€¦..
Nathan was always there for me in high school. He looked out for me when things were going sour and we always did the most interesting things.
Two summers ago he met a girl named Rachel Pede. Whom I might add is an awesome girl and love to death! I remember he and I went out for a chat one night and he was telling me all about her; I thought then â€œwow, he really likes this girl, he might even marry her.â€ A year later he was showing me the ring and asking me what I thought.
Nathan and I have been living in Sarnia together since September and it has been an awesome time. Rachel has been patient with my over the top quality time steeling needs (thanks Rachel).
In May they get married. Wow, itâ€™s like not even 2 months away. I think I am more nervous than they are. I even get to be one of the best men at it. (To which I am honored by the way).
So this gets me thinking. Iâ€™ve never had a friend get married, let alone my best friend. Iâ€™ve only known people that already were married when I met them. How is this going to impact things?
Am I ready for them to get married?
I mean, what if itâ€™s like 4am and I need someone to talk to, I canâ€™t just walk down stairs, heâ€™s going to be living else where. What if I am working on something IT related and need his help? What if I just need advice? What if he stops updating his blog daily?
As Ken keeps informing me, â€œlife is always changing.â€ Change isnâ€™t bad I guess, in fact, if change didnâ€™t happen, it would be bad. I guess I have some adjusting to do. I am the over protective friend but I will learn to ease out of that role and let Rachel become that person.
Hey Rachel, weâ€™ll have to work out a schedule ok?