Yesterday the hubster and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. When I look back at everything we’ve gone through together, it seems like we’ve been together much longer, though it doesn’t feel anywhere near 15 years. And, as busy working parents in the middle of a work week, we celebrated as I’m sure many couples do…with a trip through the Burger King drive through after soccer and gymnastics practice LOL
We were married on April 12th, but we actually had our reception on April 13th…a Friday 😀 We held it at this beautiful old mansion that was booked for MONTHS out. But no one wanted their wedding on Friday the 13th. So that one day in a sea of booked days was open. We immediately snagged it. And aside from a few normal snafus, it went pretty well 🙂
I suppose my hubs and I aren’t the most superstitious of people. Though the origins of Friday the 13th being unlucky seem to stem from any number of sources, and originating from both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky separately (so apparently even worse when combined), though largely only in Christian circles, I tried to find some truly creepy, strange happenings that occurred on this date. Other than the hubs and I celebrating our marriage, of course.
Surprisingly, I didn’t really find any. Yes, there have been tragic things that have occurred. Natural disasters, bombings, murders…the Olsen twins being born. But those sorts of things can occur on any day. I didn’t really come across anything truly ODD, something that one might attribute to a superstition regarding bad luck (though I suppose the storms/fires/natural disasters would come the closest as those do not occur through a conscious decision made by a human being).
In any case, regardless of what history may believe, Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day for my little family. It was the day we were able to celebrate our marriage for the very first time. And we got to do it in a place that looked like this for an absolute steal, because no one else would take a chance. 🙂
Happy Anniversary Mr. McLean. Here’s to many, many more 🙂
Do you consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky? Do you know of any strange things happenings occurring on Friday the 13th?