Well, here I am. It’s 1 am on THE day… the day of my wedding.
I’m printing my programs.
I have to say it’s been one hell of a year… it’s gone by SO fast. I wasn’t expecting it to go by so quickly. Now it’s here. Whoa.
We had our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner tonight and WOW. Talk about overwhelming. So many people in one room who care about us, love us, and want to share this special day with us. Talk about humbling. We had 50 people at our rehearsal dinner tonight and I felt like I didn’t get a chance to talk to them all. Just wait till tomorrow when there’s 150…
I wish I could spend significant time with every one of our guests and tell them how much it means to us to have them there. I want them to know how much we appreciate them, love them, and cherish our friendships. But it’s just hard! So many people, so little time. I know tomorrow is going to be worse, in that respect.
I know they say the day goes by in a blink and I believe it. Even our rehearsal dinner seemed to pass in a blur. I just want to cherish every moment, live it deeply and fully and commit it to my memory. I want to remember the way E looked at me at dinner, and when he told me I looked beautiful. I want to remember the words of my faithful friends and pastors who told me that all this rain is a good way to remember my baptism. I want to remember the way my daddy teased me about his wedding toast, and the way my sister took my hand as I started to cry in the car on the way home. I want to remember the last night of sleeping alone, in my bedroom, in my parents house as a single woman. I’ve never really felt comfortable calling myself a woman, I still feel so much like a girl. I can’t believe that in a few short hours, I will be a WIFE. I am feeling a plethora of emotions right now and it’s starting to finally feel REAL. I just want to remember every piece of it.
I am so happy and excited I can hardly stand it! Next time you see me, I’ll be Mrs. Bishop!