Monday, June 9, 2008
My Best Friend's Wedding
My best friend, Janelle, just got married this weekend, and I have to say it was seriously the most beautiful and glamorous wedding I have ever witnessed. And to be honest, I really expected nothing less from her. She is just glamorous and fabulous in every way.
It's weird how similar Janelle and I are! We went to rival high schools and literally were the same person...both in musicals, track, homecoming court, choir, both never had a best friend that they could truly, unconditionally rely on and both are just a bunch of crazies. We met the summer after our freshman year in college in an Algebra class...both hated math and helped each other through the class...I don't even remember a thing I learned. I just remember Janelle and how we spent the summer helping each other move on past our high school ex-boyfriends, develop and improve our self-esteems and embraced our crazy fabulousness. She was the first person I wore a bikini in front of and felt completely confident, and the same holds true for her. She showed me that its better to be your true self and to embrace and hold strong to the powerful woman inside you than to hide it from the world, and if people don't like it, well that's just too unfortunate for them because they just missed out on someone fabulous. We both just wanted a friend to love and who would love us back. I can honestly say that I love her with my whole heart and I would do anything and everything for her. She is "my person," that one person that I know will always be there for me and will always have my back, no matter what...and I am that person for her. She loves me unconditionally and sees me as a strong, beautiful and confident woman, and reminds me of that even when I might not see that in myself.
Her wedding was truly fabulous and a miracle! Her first wedding reception site had to be moved because they had to repair the electrical stuff :) in the building. Her second site was inside a tent that was permanently cemented to the ground and strong tornadic winds blew the sucker away just 5 days before the wedding!!! Luckily, the tent was replaced, BUT it rained and poured the whole week, and there were worries of flooding, bad weather and rain on the wedding day...it rained till 11:30 on her wedding day, and ended just in time for her to go to the church and get pictures taken! It didn't rain for the rest of the day and the sky was a gorgeous blue and sunny! Seriously, amazing!
It truly was a wonderful day and I feel so blessed and honored to have been able to have shared that day with her.