4 years ago today I walked down the stairs to eat my last breakfast with my family. Momma and Daddy-o were drinking coffee, feeding the kiddies, and scanning the paper. I remember it being...normal.
4 years ago today my soon-to-be sister-in-law, bless her heart, was driving me b.a.n.a.n.a.s (we laugh about this now)!!! She was just doing her job, keeping me on "schedule" until I snapped. And I snapped real hard, yelling "I AM THE BRIDE AND THIS SHOW DOESN'T START WITHOUT ME, SO CAN IT!" she was pretty quiet after that.
4 years ago today I needed to be alone after my outburst. I hid in my closet while everyone else loaded up the cars. I was hiding behind all of the clothes I couldn't bear to pack up (along with all of my other belongings) and I was crying on the phone to Mr. Clean...I was already homesick.
4 years ago today, while hiding in my closet, I saw my daddy-o's feet walk in to my room. He came to tell me it was time. Time to hug me. Time to say "I love you". Time to kiss my cheek. And time to say goodbye. That moment I will remember forever.
4 years ago today the boys were calm as cucumbers....
...and the girls were busy little bees.
4 years ago today my dear friend excitedly reminded me that "you'll never have a first date again, or a first kiss again...you're about to be an old married woman!! Isn't that exciting!?" I began to cry.
4years ago today we were blessed with PERFECT weather! It was sunny and 72 degrees.
4 years ago today my mom thought she was attending my funeral instead of my wedding.
4 years ago today my daddy-o walked me down the isle to give me to my best friend.
4 years ago today I couldn't remember what I was supposed to say and had to ask our pastor to : "Come again?"
4 years ago today our families and friends gathered around us as we promised to take each other in joy and in sorrow, in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish all of our days.
4 years ago today I danced. I danced like no one was watching.
4 years ago today I was a bride and I was swimming in my wedding day, soaking up.every.single.second!
4 years ago today I married my love, my confidant, my cleaner half, my baby daddy, but most importantly, my friend.