Kelly is hosting a 'Show Us Your Life Friday" each week, and today's theme is "Your Wedding Dress." And so (drum roll please!) here is my wedding dress:
A few weeks after I got engaged, I drove from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania to see my mom and go dress shopping. It was a bit of a time crunch, since we knew that this was really the only weekend we would have together to do this. We had to find the right dress!
We found this huge pink place that had thousands of dresses and a special "clearance" floor. This floor had all kinds of dresses at drastically reduced prices, usually because they were "last-season" or it was the only dress left in that style. If you found one you like, you had to really pray that your size would be available.
I knew exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a sleeveless, a-line dress with minimal decoration and no "fu-fu". The consultant smiled patiently at me and brought out several dresses in this style. I quickly realized that my "chicken wings" (aka shoulder blades) would not allow for such a dress. Trust me, it was not a pretty sight! Then my mom chose a dress with little sleeves, a beaded bodice, a HUGE skirt, and impossibly long train. I had my doubts but tried it on anyway. They say you just know when you've put on the "right dress," and that's exactly how it was for me. I felt like a princess. No, I felt like a bride. It was the greatest feeling!
Now that dress is tucked away in my closet, a beautiful memory of a very special day. I look forward to the days when my daughter and I take it out and ooh and aah over it, talking about brides and weddings. And perhaps someday, the Drama Queen herself will wear that dress on her special day. But only if she feels it is the "right dress" when she tries it on. Because I would never want her to miss out on that feeling...
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