I have known Samantha since I was five years old. We have literally been through everything together; Chasing boys on the playgrounds, Slumber parties, College classes (that were absolutely pointless), stupid boys, Graduation, and now she is one of my beautiful Bridesmaids. There is no way I can possibly sum up what Samantha means to me in a blog. She is my two hour phone call during the week. She is my gmail conversation during the day. She is my shoulder to cry on when things go wrong. Samantha is my lifelong friend that I will be able to share everything with. I cannot wait to be a part of her wedding day when she meets that one amazing man. God has blessed me with her in my life.
Samantha and her mother did a wedding shower for me on Saturday. As soon as I walked in I held back the tears because it looked amazing. They went all out and every bit of it was beyond creative. Everything to cupcakes with gingerbread people on the top with a iced wedding cake and veil to a tux, with pictures of us on them. The thoughtfulness that went into this shower was overwhelming at times. As I sat in the "special chair" opening presents I couldn't help but look around the room and think, "I have the most amazing friends, hands down." They are always there for me and they have been amazing during this special time of my life. Samantha is a selfless person who will do anything to make you smile and feel special. There are times during the day that I think about funny stories from the past and just about all of them have Samantha in them. I say all of this to say that during this period of my life I am learning so much about cherising every minute. Whether it is with my family or friends.
Yesterday, I watched Australia with my mom and she doesn't know this but there were times I watched her and not the movie. I kept thinking to myself how blessed I am to have her in my life.
Saturday night I was hanging out at the house and I wanted to watch Father of the Bride. I have watched that movie so many times before however this time was different. Since I can relate to more to what was going on I think I was in tears for half of the movie. The relationship I have with my Daddy is so special. I think many of the thoughts expressed in the movie is exactly how my Dad is feeling. There is so much I am going to miss but I have so much to look forward to. At what point in the movie he expresses how he remembers when he could fit her whole hand in his. Yesterday in church my dad and I held hands during the prayer, it still fits perfectly there just in a different way.
Many random thoughts but this is what is going on in my mind today. Hope its not too hard to follow. I will leave you with some pictures from the shower on Saturday:
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