Foto Friday: My Wives and I

Today’s Foto Friday is one of my all time FAVORITE profile pictures. It was taken a few years ago when I was on staff at UM-Flint, and was attending the Theta Chi Fraternity Carnation Ball with the Student Life Office. For me, attending that event was like a huge Greek Reunion, outside of my own letters. As a Kappa Sigma I love my letters, but I also love Greek Life as a whole. Some of my closest friends are non-Kappa Sigma Greeks and we love joining each other in celebrating our anniversaries. It was great seeing friends from the past and present celebrating Theta Chi’s anniversary that year, but it was even more amazing to see two of my best friends, Amanda and Shawntae…my wives:

Courtesy of Brian D. Proffer
Courtesy of Brian D. Proffer

As you can see from our photo shoot that night, we’re three awesome, classy (with a c), attractive, stylish, fun, and faaaaabulous people with tons of spunk and attitude. 🙂

Now, we came about being husband and wives from all the time we spent together, supporting one another, listening to each other and just crying, laughing and celebrating life together over the many years we’ve know each other. We met each other through our respective Greek letters, and if you’re Greek, you know that’s already a bond that’s there for life. But from there we became BFFs.

After a particular harried week of life, we had made a joke one day that we saw more of each other than our significant others and family and we were like husband and wives. And from then it just stuck. Even today when one of us calls or texts each other the first word other than hi for the other is either “HUSBAND!!!” or “WIFEY!!!!”.

But honestly, Tae and Amanda were their for me during some of my darkest times in college and after, and they were absolutely amazing after I came out and went down a dark path for awhile. And I owe them everything for helping me keep my sanity and life together more times than I can count.

Now a days we are all growing up and moving apart, but if you are ever in downtown Flint for ArtWalk or Buckham Alley Fest and hear “HUSBAND!” or “WIFEY!!” get out of the way because we’ll be running to each other like banshees out of Hell for hugs.

So hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane and if you’re interested in any of our fashion selections from that night, just let me know. 🙂

Until next time

Peace, Love and Pandas!

Published by Brian

I am currently the Assistant Director of Student Life for Registered Student Organizations and Late-Night Programming at Michigan State University. After earning my B.A. from the University of Michigan-Flint, I entered the Student Affairs profession. After a few years in the field, I returned to school and earned my M.A. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University. In my spare time I blog about my thoughts and musings on current issues in higher education, student affairs, digital worlds, identity development and general life inspirations and observations. I also volunteer a lot for my fraternity and multiple regional and national professional associations.

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