This is the day they got engaged. December 2008
Here is the bride with 4 of the 7 bridesmaids (me on the left, baby sister in the middle, and middle sister on the right) right before the limo came to pick us up
The happy couple in the limo headed to the reception
It was a very emotional event for me. I have spent all day crying. I am extremely happy for my sister and absolutely adore my brother-in-law. I know I am tired, and last night was my first night away from Hope. I was hoping to sleep in but of course, I was up at 5:00am thinking that my sister hadn't thought about how she would transport her wedding dress from the hotel, and that she wouldn't wake up in time to get to the airport and would miss her flight. After that I couldn't sleep and was missing Hope. I am also going to miss my sister this week too. We spend a lot of time together and talk almost daily. We usually have dinner with them once a week too. It has been really hard for me today. When we went to pick up Hope, she was napping, so we went home. So I had to wait until 12:45pm to see Hope. I do feel better now that I have my baby in my arms again. Now I just need my baby sister back home safely. The countdown is on. I think because I am almost 6 years older, we have always had a special relationship, part sister, part mother. She means a lot to me and it was harder to see her get married than I thought. I am sure some of it has to do with the fact that my mom was there for my wedding and not for Val's.
Well congratulations to the happy couple! I wish them all the happiness in the world.