Call it coincidence when your OBGYN doctor tells you that your second child's due date is the EXACT SAME DAY as your childhood BFF's wedding date! Sooooo, guess I won't be in attendance that day?!
It was such a bummer for me to find out that not only would I not be in Ashley's wedding, but I wouldn't be able to attend either. Seeing as how neither one of us could change our dates (regardless of how hard I prayed little John Bear would arrive two weeks early), we improvised. Look really closely at the 0:35 second mark....you may see a little face of mine on the iPhone. That's right, I got to FaceTime my sweet friend while she put on her veil (and another time while cutting the cake) and tears poured down my face.
(Hormones at 40+ weeks preggers AND missing one of your BFF's weddings? Yeahhhh...that was a sight for sore eyes!)
Well, I think she was absolutely stunning. I mean, WOWZER! Watching her dance with her dad and seeing this girl turn into a woman, embarking on this next chapter in her life, does one's soul good.
So, here's to Ashley and Derek! I pray that you humble yourselves daily, love sacrificially and constantly, remember that every choice you make or do not make affects the other, enjoy this precious time before children and go out of your way to bring joy to each other. This is your one shot. Give it ALL you've got! I love you, Ash!
(all photos by Weddings Atlanta)