Monday, March 7, 2011

It Was Perfect.

The bride slipped and fell on the icey chapel stairs just before she walked down the aisle to meet the groom.

Her brother caught her dress as she landed on the wet snow covered lawn. He saved the dress but could not save her shoes.

She laughed at his joke, limped into the church, and stepped forward to meet her groom as she held onto her father's arm as they both walked up the aisle.

Regardless of the broken shoe, the swollen ankle or the bleeding leg, she wasn't going to let anything ruin the day.

The groom held out his hand to meet her and took her arm. They both smiled at one another and life was perfect for that one moment.

In the meantime, one of the guests had stood up to see the bride as she came down the aisle and pulled a back muscle so badly that the pain had brought her to her knees. She held on to pew as she slid into her seat and white knuckled her way through the ceremony.
As the bride and groom exited the church, the minister stood on a pew and shouted "Is there was a doctor or nurse in the chapel?" and before the Kris and John had even reentered the chapel for pictures. an ambulance had pulled up and a gurney came in with three paramedics.
The bride and groom stopped everything, went over to check on their friend, hugged and kissed her as she was being wheeled out in tears. The bride told her not to worry, they were there for her and thankful that she was being attended to. The wedding festivities could wait until she was cared for properly.
While all this was going on, the maid of honors' husband, John - a past paramedic and now a fire chief had run to Target to get gauze, neosporin, bandages and Aleve for the bride and then attended to her as well. Thank heavens we didn't need his fireman skills as well!
Life goes on regardless of the curve balls that are thrown our way no matter how perfectly we plan our lives or our special days.
I am proud of my daughter and her new husband for the graciousness and compassion they had for their friend on what some would call "their day".
I am proud of my son for being the big brother his sister needed that very moment and thankful for the groom's brother -in- law who handed the minister three rings instead of two, his, hers and a super hero ring at just the right moment during the ceremony when the couple needed a light hearted moment.
At the reception, Kris and John danced the night away, cut the cake, called their friend in the hospital to make sure she was alright and their life began as husband and wife blessed by many more friends and family than we can count.
So, to my "Wonder"ful Daughter and her "Super"man, thanks for showing the world and me how to truly celebrate those you love.
Mom and Bella Boo

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