Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Moments.

I had a moment this morning. You know, one of those moments that you're almost embarrassed to tell anyone about because it's so out of character for you. One of those moments where you say to yourself, "OK. Get it together, girl!" Yeah, I had one today.

 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!
How appropriate.
And hilarious.

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.

12 comments:

Mandi0280 said...

So very happy for you! I have been reading your blog since my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma and I feel so excited like you are a part of my family or something! haha ~mandi~

Anonymous said...

I love the "moment" that you witnessed this morning! That had me laughing and crying because I can totally relate! Thanks for sharing!

I love your cupcake dress cake too! Adorable! Best wishes to you as you prepare for your wedding! You're going to be a beautiful bride!

Mama Steg said...

Wow- awesome post! The bus story made me remember putting my oldest on the bus for kindergarten...we followed the bus in the car!

Thanks for sharing those photos. I love that cupcake dress- I've never seen that! Really cute idea!

I'm so very happy for you during this exciting time. It's your fairy tale; your happily ever after! Emphasis on the happily and the ever after! Wishing you many blessings, many dreams that come true, and all good things.

allison said...

so glad you are getting married and may your dreams come true. thank you for getting out awareness to people like me!
allison

Thandi said...

Now you made ME want to cry! Not only because of the introduction to this post. So happy for you. Glad you had an awesome shower!

Melissa said...

Now you're making ME have a moment :) I know the feeling of wondering if you'll ever have the future you envisioned for yourself, and I am overwhelmed a little bit with happiness for you. It's always lovely when 2 people join their lives together, but seems even lovelier in your case. Melanoma has turned me into a big sap. <3

sherene said...

congratulations, so happy for u:)

Misty Craig said...

I'm so happy for you, and I wanted you to know that your blog is what made me finally made me kick the tanning addiction. I had a scare back in 2009, and that was not enough to make me quit. Thank you for what you do, and I wish you all the happiness in the future.

Misty Craig said...

I'm so happy for you, and I wanted you to know that your blog is what made me finally made me kick the tanning addiction. I had a scare back in 2009, and that was not enough to make me quit. Thank you for what you do, and I wish you all the happiness in the future.

Chelsea said...

Aw, thank you so much! I am SO excited! I hope your husband is doing well! Xo!

Chelsea said...

Thank you for your kind words! My mom said the same thing... It reminded her of MY first day of school! :-) take care!

Chelsea said...

I'm a big sap too now! You aren't alone!! ;-) thank you!! Xoxo!