I was driving out of my neighborhood this morning when I had to stop for a school bus. I sat there and watched a family prepare to send their baby girl to school. It was obviously her first day of kindergarten. She had her big book bag, both parents, and her baby sister cheering her on. The parents put her on the bus, the school bus driver sat there while they waved to each other, then the doors closed and baby girl was off for her first day of school. The parents continued to wave for a few seconds, and before I could even drive away, both parents started crying. Both of them, in the middle of their yard, sobbing. Naturally, I started crying too. It was like watching a damn Hallmark commercial. (Seriously wish I had recorded it for the family. It was special.)
Ah, special moments...
...Moments I want to have one day.
Thinking back on this special moment made me remember I haven't shared my special moment with you! My bridal shower last weekend!
My mom came in on Friday night as a complete surprise to me
as I thought she had to work!
I should have known,
mom doesn't miss milestones!
My awesome cupcake dress cake!
(Thanks, baby sister!!)
With the amazing hosts:
my baby sister Cara,
and the gal who introduced me to my future husband!
They threw a great--totally me--shower!
Apparently there is an old wives tale that says the amount of bows
you break indicates how many children you will have.
The one bow I broke--even though I tried not to--
was on the present my future husband wrapped!
I can't wait to use these October 18th!
It was such a special weekend. My mom was in town, my mom's best friend from Canada drove in for the shower, Mr. Spots' family joined us, and a few women who are special to me joined us for a great shower. It was personal, relaxed, and sweet. Absolutely perfect.
It was a day I once wondered if I would get.
When the reality of cancer started sinking after they diagnosed me with stage 3 malignant melanoma, everything I may not get to do ran through my head. Days when my anxiety levels are high--cough SCAN DAYS--cough--It still runs through my head. Would I get to marry my guy? Would I be a Momma? Would I get to grow old?
To be able to marry my guy on October 18th really will be a blessing for so many reasons.
Non-existent bucket list item, Marry the love of my life, will be complete.
...and I can't wait.