Monday, February 2, 2015

a package deal

After heading back to the hotel following the rehearsal dinner, there was still another sweet spot in the night, a sister sleepover.  My sister is forever my best friend so there was never any question that she would be my maid of honor. Who else, but the person who has been by my side since she entered the world, could I possibly ask to stand by my side on my wedding day? I know for a fact that I wouldn't be the same person if I'd never had her as my sister. And I knew I wanted to have a little time just the two of us before T.J joined our family.  

When we got back to our hotel room after all the rehearsal dinner fun we sat on the side of the tub and soaked our already aching feet so they would be ready for another full day of dancing. We rehashed the night, and shook our heads in shared disbelief that tomorrow was my wedding day. And I stored it all up in my heart, this sweet time with my sister before the crazy day to follow.
My sister was the one I shared many a make-believe wedding with when we were growing up, a pillow case on our head in place of a veil. And the next day she and my mom would be helping me with my real veil. She was always the first person I'd whisper to about boys, and she was the first person I'd run to with a broken heart, and when T.J. came along, she's celebrated the loudest. She was the best maid of of honor, my best person.
T.J. got a package deal when he married me. He knew that with me comes my sister, you can't have one without the other. There is something sacred about a sister, something that is unchanging even as we grow up and seasons pass. And even though we're farther apart geographically than we've ever been before (sad face) she is wrapped around my heart so tightly no distance could alter that.

7 comments :

  1. I am the luckiest father in the world. XOXOX HSK. You both are simply the sweetest. Dad

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  2. That is such a sweet post! There's nothing like a sister; no doubt!

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  3. A lovely post and tribute to your special sister. A bond to last a lifetime!

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  4. You two are just the cutest xo

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  5. Love this post! I always kinda felt like I missed something not having a sister, but I did have a cousin that was really close! Happy for all of you and enjoying yours and your momma's posts about your wedding! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Awe, that is such a sweet, sweet post! And, like Nel, I always felt like I missed out not having a sister but I did have two wonderful brothers. Sweet post!

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  7. This is so sweet! Makes me hope for a sister for Olivia at some point.

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