Family and friends have always been an important part of my life. This weekend, I was able to literally stand up by my cousins side as she said her vows. This was the first wedding that I had been in since my correct diagnosis. And it was wonderful!!!
Back in the day, when I would be asked to be a bridesmaid, I would happily say yes, but as the day came closer my nerves would begin to build. I wasn't nervous about the typical things will my dress fit? or what if I trip on my dress walking up the stairs? Instead, the thoughts that ran through my head were more like How am I going to keep from tripping as I walk down the isle? or Where will I go when I can no longer stand up front? and of course how bad will my tremors be? These internal thoughts kept me from being there for the bride and simply enjoying the day.
This Saturday, I was able to walk down the isle with confidence and stand through the entire ceremony without worrying about anything!! I was able to focus my attention on the sermon and listen to the bride and groom share their special vows without wondering am I gong to fall? For me, this was an amazing gift!!
I wish Jessie and Randy a lifetime of happiness and thank them from the bottom of my heart for including me in their very special day!