Here's a secret: I am awful at keeping secrets. If you do not want anyone to know your secret, I am the last person you should be telling anything to. I just don't have a lot of self-control when it comes to secrets.
Yet, there is one big secret that I have (somewhat) managed keep this year and I am very proud of myself. Everyone knows now that Erik's Aunt Doris is getting married, but I have known since February that she was talking to/hanging out with/dating her now fiance, Clarke, and it has been killing me.
This was such a huge secret because it was about a 62 year old woman who had never been married before and we all know that an unmarried woman over the age of 60 has a greater chance of being killed by a terrorist than getting married. Most people just assumed that Doris would never marry. Even Doris, herself, thought she would never marry. Ironic that this is the same woman who has sacrificed her time and talents for everyone else around her to have a dream wedding. I can think of at least 20 weddings where Doris has played a key role. Finally, it's her turn and I have a feeling that Doris' wedding is going to be huge.
Speaking of huge, this weekend was Doris' bridal shower where I, along with 83 of her closest friends and family, gathered together to celebrate her. Thank goodness it was held at a house that was literally 9 times the size of my house.
Since Doris and Clarke have everything they could ever want, the guests pooled their money and gave them "date nights." Everything from movie and theatre tickets to a weekend away. It was so much fun watching Doris open everything. (This box had some lingerie!!)
It's hard for me not to get emotional when I think of Doris getting married. It's less than a month away now!