On August 4th, 2007 my sister, Colleen, was married.
It was amazing. And stressful. I freaked out the entire morning for a myriad of reasons. But all these things ended up working themselves out. Someone was watching out for me.
Issue #1: as one of my previous posts mentions, my dress was in trouble. Being strapless, it wouldn’t stay up alone, which required some Leah-made alterations.
Enter my mother to save the day. She whipped up some safety pin magic, along with all the other insane things she had to deal with that day. She is truly amazing.
In fact, both my parents were pretty amazing.
I was impressed. 🙂
Issue #2: I was worried about crying through the whole ceremony because my only sister was getting married.
Resolution: I cried through the whole ceremony. No kidding. Ask anyone who was there. Here is me trying my best not to shudder and start sobbing….
Not sure if you can tell. But I was freaking out.
Issue #3: the speech. Oh me. Oh my. THE SPEECH! I had anxiety dreams about doing my maid of honor speech for about a month straight. It’s not like I haven’t done any public speaking. I have to do it quite a bit to be honest. But good god, I was freaking out….again.
Resolution: It went just fine. As soon as I got the microphone, I just kind of knew what I wanted to say from the hours of thinking and revising in my head. I made people laugh and didn’t cry.
After this, everything was completely fun. The reception was in a barn at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, which was so beautiful.
and were very very merry.
So overall, it was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Which is a word that, according to Stefan, I used many times that weekend.