Well, the reception went great and so many of my ANGEL friends were there to make sure that everything was picture perfect and running smoothly. It really turned out well and I hope the photos will prove that. I am not sure how many people came through last night, but it was a steady stream for the first 2 hours. How grateful we are for the friends that we have. They truly are our FAMILY! We don't have any family here in Washington so that is why we were grateful so many friends showed up, to help us celebrate Krystal and Brad's wedding.
I felt bad for Krystal, because of the weather her family wasn't able to make it from Yakima, the passes were closed off and on for the whole day and so most of her family couldn't come. I know that had to be hard and discouraging for her but ...she held up like a trooper. She did however have some family show up that had traveled a couple of days ago and had made it through the pass, so that was fun... but I know she missed her dad, step mom and brothers.
I was tired before I left ,but was smart enough to bring a stool so that I would at least not have to stand up the whole time in line. Angie was dressed up in her little black and white dress that we got her, she called it her TWIRL dress. Any dress that has a bit of a flare to it she calls a TWIRL dress and then shows you how she TWIRLS. She hadn't been feeling good all day and so her daddy had to take her home early.
I was hoping to get a family photo but it was a bit hard to do with everyone coming in and out and Angie not feeling well, hopefully one of them turned out.
We came home, opened presents and cards and headed to bed. I got up early this morning so that we could all have big breakfast together before we left. I always have such a hard time seeing my kids leave, I wish that we didn't live that far apart.
So many people asked me last night if I felt as good as I looked? I just smiled and said "No, not at all!" I felt like I was trying to look normal and happy. It must have worked because everyone said that. I am grateful that I was able to be there and enjoy it. Yes, I was tired and hurting but it was worth it. To see so many of our dear friends that have made all the difference in our lives and the lives of our kids...was really a treat! Some ask me what my next step was on my treatment? I really have tried not to think too much about it because of the wedding and Christmas and I felt like I really needed to be PRESENT for them, so I will start all that decision making soon. I am going to take a couple of days to rest first. I am just thankful for all of the support throughout this whole journey. I will make it some how, I just realize I have a lot of work ahead of me still.
"THE DICTIONARY IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT SUCCESS COME BEFORE WORK"
Have a good day and thanks for loving our family!
"LOVE KNOWS NO LIMIT TO ITS ENDURANCE,NO END TO ITS TRUST, NO FADING OF ITS HOPE; IT CAN OUTLAST ANYTHING. LOVE STILL STANDS WHEN ALL ELSE HAS FALLEN."
P.S. Many of you have asked questions on my blog and I don't know how to answer them, so please make sure to email me at my G-mail account and I will get back to you. Thanks, Lynn