Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wedding Preparations

Today was the most productive wedding planning day so far.  My Mom and I washed all of Emily's heirloom china to give it to the caterer for the head table.  We "tea dyed" her bright white veil to ivory so will will match her dress.  We shopped for more shower announcements and tested out the centerpiece plans.
I was doing great until I started writing out the registry cards.  As I sat in the quiet writing her name over and over I felt as if I were sitting in my hospital bed on May 3, 1988, writing out her birth announcements again.  That evening, I was so completely happy we had a little girl that I couldn't sleep.  I wanted to announce it to the world.  I looking forward to all the pink and sparkle.  Emily didn't disappoint.  She is the essence of pink and sparkle.  My eyes well up every time I think about how quickly my tiny baby girl grew into a beautiful, compassionate, funny, self confident, woman.

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