For a variety of reasons, neither of us wanted to “get serious” with anyone when we met, so we had the luxury of becoming friends before we realized we were in love. I’ve always appreciated the common wedding quote, “Today I will marry my best friend,” and I would wish that for everyone.

I learned early on in our friendship that Joanna loves cartoons. OK, to be honest, we both love cartoons. This Randy Newman song, coming from an animated film that we enjoyed, seems appropriate.

Lyrics here, with video (combining scenes from three “Toy Story” films) below: