Alright so I’m a few days late on writing out my traditional posts to celebrate the lives of my
fallen friends who have gotten married. (I can and always will make this joke, deal.) That certainly doesn’t mean that I’m not going to write it though, it would just be mean to forget a friend like that. They might think I wanted to sleight them when really I’ve just been extraordinarily lazy about writing this summer. (In case that wasn’t obvious already due to the complete lack of posts here.) and really this is a post I really want to write since all of my other friends who have been killed in action been happily wed have been of the female variety and finally I have a male friend who tied the knot and know get to sing their praises for all the internet to hear.
If you were present for the wedding you heard several speeches that emphasized some very admirable traits of John’s including his unending selflessness, kindness and incredible ability to listen for ages to anyone about anything. These are all very real traits that he possesses, but I really wanted to mention one other trait of his that has had a profound impact on me. John Spencer is completely and totally unafraid to be himself. Like absolutely no fear. Everyone else I’ve ever met has been at least a tiny bit afraid to be totally themselves, at least when they first meet new people, not John though. The day you meet John you get 100% of who he is right then and there. I admire that greatly and strive to achieve that myself one day, but I still have a long way to go I think. Maybe it only works so well for him since he is at his core just such a nice and caring person whereas the rest of us mortals have to “fake it till me make it” so to say. I don’t think I’m the only one that thinks that way either. Honestly I think every single friend you’ve ever made is a little bit jealous at just how OK you are with exactly who you are as a person. I know I am. The only exception to this might be Charmaine, which would make total sense why you two ended up marrying each other. I’m way past the point of rambling at this point so I’ll wrap it up and make some jokes or whatever.
So John Spencer, you are married now though and I’m moving to Utah so it’s like super unlikely that we will be seeing each other any time soon, but that doesn’t matter an incredible amount really if you ask me. I’ll miss our John and Jon talks/adventures/getting lost obviously and I’m not sure how I’m supposed to survive without the enigmatic Bruce Wayne as my benefactor, I’ll probably just become a Joker like figure in your life in order to keep things in balance. (Anyone know where I can get a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets?) I am extraordinarily happy for you though all jokes and memes aside. Just be on your guard if I start posting make up photos to Instagram. Like really on guard. It’ll probably just be a phase but you never really know that. Ok actually done joking now. You are beyond incredible as a friend and you will continue to be beyond incredible as a husband. I’ll end this post with your own words, “Have a good life!”