Berman Physical Therapy - February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

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MY GROUNDHOG DAY THE DAY I WOULD RELIVE FOREVER

I love a good comedy, and with Valentine's Day around the corner, it reminds me of one of my favorite romantic comedy duos: Bill Murray and Harold Ramis! Their chemistry is haunting in “Ghostbusters,” but you can't deny the magic of their comedy classic “Groundhog Day”! I love that movie, and as we near both Valentine's Day and Groundhog Day, I'm reminded of a day I would be happy to relive perpetually: My wedding day. I spent the morning of that day sharing funny stories from years past with my friends by the pool. Afterward, we found peace at the golf course before the evening excitement started. After the game finished, it was time to get ready for the ceremony. As our family and friends settled into the Saint Augustine church, I was in awe of how many people came. In all, 150 of our closest family members and friends traversed the country to celebrate with us. They spent a lot of their own money and time to watch my wife and I get married. It showed us how much people cared because Saint Augustine isn't the easiest place to travel to. If you're unfamiliar with the area, it's the oldest city in America and was founded in 1565 by Spanish conquistadors. The atmosphere of the town that day was surreal because there was no

stress at all; it was as if any weight on my shoulders had been lifted. I was spending the entire day surrounded by everyone I love as I waited to marry my best friend. As people arrived at the church, I escorted them to their seats. In the beginning, everyone was quiet and awkwardly shifting in their seats. I wanted to get everyone excited. So, I did what any handsome Florida physical therapist would do: get the people moving. I started to crack remarks like, "Man … is this a party or what? Why is everyone so quiet in here?" Before I knew it, everyone was excited and having a great time. Who knows? Maybe I could give Bill Murray a run for his money. As my wife walked down the aisle, it was unreal. I'm not an emotional guy, but seeing her in her wedding dress brought a tear to my eye as she neared the podium. When she arrived, I told her it was just the dust from the musty church, but she knew better. The reception was a lot of fun. We had a fantastic DJ, great food, and some amazing dancing from my wife and me! For our first dance, we played a song by one of our friends called "As Good As It Gets." We practiced for months beforehand and learned some decent choreography to show our guests at the reception.

As it turned out, even after the reception, we couldn't stop dancing. After they kicked us out of the church, we all danced the night away in downtown Saint Augustine. It was amazing, and I would do anything to relive that day one more time. It went off without a hitch, but it was over before we realized it even started. I guess time flies when you're spending it with the love of your life. As

our song goes, life with her is "As Good As It Gets."

–Jake Berman

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