My friends, I bought my wedding dress. From David’s Bridal. Yes. Davids. Bridal.
I had a specific style of dress in mind to make. — if I was going to make a dress. I wanted to go with a 1960s silhouette. I’d pinned a bunch of dresses and patterns
and general inspiration around this era well before I was officially engaged.
I’d also gone to David’s Bridal with a friend to get a sense of the sillouette I wanted. I like this dress. I thought it was slimming, but I was going to make my own dress.
Well, two days after official engagement, my mother, the Colonel, my best friend, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. That’s why I was in Florida before China. I found out on Monday evening and flew to Florida on Tuesday morning. The prognosis is… really really terrible. And, it’s why I have had very little to say the last month.
So, Jordan and I decided to get married sooner rather than later. We originally were thinking August / October 2014. But, I just can’t get married without my mom there. So, I ordered the dress online and it arrived two days later. I will never, ever make fun of David’s Bridal again.
In the meantime, I am accepting and encouraging all prayers aimed at my mom. Because, at this point, it will take a miracle.