My husband, Ralph and I wed on August 22, 2015. Among our special guests was my best friend, Victoria and her husband, Nick. I had met Victoria and Nick in 2001 when I was moved to England on assignment. They welcomed me with open arms and our friendship grew from Day 1 and I was forever referred to as The Yank. Subsequently, I moved back to New York where I met my husband 10 years later. The Brits (Victoria and Nick) welcomed Ralph into the family and he quickly fell in love with England as well.
As a wedding gift, they gave us a Poppy so that we could forever remember our friendship. Just as our two nations are bound together by shared history; our friendship will continue to endure the distance and flourish forever. I keep the Poppy on my desk, underneath the poster celebrating our wedding so I am always reminded of the special day I said, “I Do” with my dear English friends to witness our love.