As you may have noticed, I have a lot going on in my world right now.
We went from finding out we were pregnant and deciding to get married in the courthouse to having an amazing wedding here this Saturday!
And this would not be possible without the help of some incredible, awesome amazing women and their families. These are people I met only a few short years ago, when I moved to the neighborhood and found their playgroup online. It’s a rather large group, but a bunch of us clicked right away, having kids that were around the same age, and having similar personalities and interests. Some of them have known each other since childhood, while others are military wives who were just passing through this town.
We have been meeting regularly, having mom’s nights, and coffee dates and getting the kids together over here or at parks for play-dates and parties. And we email back and forth on our online group.
A few short weeks ago, I tagged on to a group email a P.S saying, “By the way, I’m pregnant and getting married!”
“When? Where?” they asked.
“Oh we are just going to the courthouse. We don’t have a lot of money and what we do have, well, we need to save it for the baby. And, well, I need insurance, so we are just going to get it done asap!”
“No!” said one friend. ” You guys have to do something! It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.”
“It’s okay,” I replied. “It’s no big deal”.
“No, really! We should at least have a party!”
“I can make a cake!” another chimed in!
“I’ll take pictures!” Said someone else!
“I can cook something!”
And from there, it just took on a life of it’s own. We got rings-which we ere doing anyway- And we paid someone to come officiate. And bought a dress. (Though someone offered to let me borrow theirs, and another offered to rip up and alter hers completely to fit me.)
And everything else is…done.
Everyone is bringing food. And drinks. And plates and napkins. And music. And a cake. Sending out e-invitations. And taking pictures. And coming over to help decorate. And helping me find a pretty dress within my limited budget.
I’m embarrassed that we can’t do this on our own, I said at one point.
Everyone replied: Don’t be. Everyone is struggling right now. But, this, this is what friends are for. You have opened your home to us all more times that I can count. We want to do this for you. Let us do this for you.
And so I am. We are. I love you guys. You are incredible. I am so lucky and blessed in this moment.