(photo taken by Matt Clayton)
aren't they beautiful?!
Today my best friend is getting married. I could honestly not be more excited for her! She is going to be the most stunning bride and has found a dashing boy who absolutely adores her. They are so in love, completely perfect for each other, and so excited to start their lives together. There is only one thing wrong with this picture...... I am not there.
I know that may seem silly, but not being at my best friend's wedding feels so so wrong. The idea that I would miss her wedding actually almost kept me from coming to Jerusalem. I mean we have been talking about/planning our weddings since preschool. It breaks my heart not to be there to throw her a bachelorette party, cry when I see how gorgeous she looks in her dress, cry when I see her come out of the temple, cry at the wedding luncheon (haha basically the day would have involved a lot of tears, happy tears though), dance at her reception in my bridesmaid dress, and more than anything be there to support my best friend on the most important day of her life.
(I wish I had the pictures from our preschool days-they are classic!)
So even though I am not in person, I will definitely be there in spirit (and hopefully skype). I love you so much Claire and hope you have the most incredible day. Your friendship and example has meant more to me than you will ever know. You are one of the most amazing, kind, and beautiful people I have ever met. Your husband better know how lucky he is to have you as his wife and take good care of you-or he will have me to answer to!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. White!