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Happy Friday Lovelies!
The weekend is finally here. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It's July already and in just 22 days it will be my wedding day. I can't wait to marry my best friend and loving fiancee.
Just two weeks ago I had the privilege to be MOH to one of my closest and oldest friends, Toshia. Toshia and I have been friends for almost 7 years now. It's hard to believe it sometimes! It seems like we've known each other for forever!
Toshia had the most beautiful wedding at the Roswell Town Square. She was married in the park square. There was a lovely fountain surrounded by trees and flowers. It was a warm day, but lovely with a cheerful breeze. There was the threat of rain, but God heard our prayers and kept the storm away. The clouds did provide a calm shade and relief from the humidity with the refreshing breeze.
Toshia had a small wedding. She was supported with the love of her closest friends, immediate family, and her husband's close friends, mutual friends, and family. The most touching part about the ceremony was how they included Toshia's daughter in the proceedings. Instead of hearing, "I now pronounce you man and wife," the reverend lady said, "I now pronounce you a family." That part almost made a tear fall out of my eye, but I held it back. I hate crying at weddings! LOL
When I took on the role of MOH I thought about the Golden Rule that God's son, Jesus, put before us. He said, "Therefore all things whatsoever would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." Meaning, treat people the way you would like to be treated. I've always been a care taker. Naturally I wanted to just shower Toshia with everything I have always wanted. Take care of her the way I'd like my bridesmaids to take care of me, but I had to remember that this was not about me. So I thought about it. The deeper meaning is, yes, treat others how you'd like to be treated, but over all hear them out. I want to be heard by my girls and I want them to do their best to help me out with what I need.
I created Toshia's wedding bouquet. She wanted red and white silk roses. I gathered some lace, tulle, baby's breath, and a sewing kit and got to work. The lovely bouquet that you see in the photos is the finished product of a day's work. A lot of love and care was put into the creation of her bouquet.
I also found Toshia a free wedding photographer. That saved her a lot of money! I set up her wedding reception at the nearby Italian restaurant, Mona Lisa. The restaurant was ready for us as soon as we arrived. They took care of our table of 15 people. Toshia got free wedding cake and I bought them a bottle of an adult beverage. Their choice was White Zen. At the end of it all, Toshia told me how much she appreciated my help and that she truly felt supported and loved.
That is what I believe Jesus had in mind when he stated The Golden Rule.
I keep in mind that my big day is coming soon, but I am still sure to be there for my true friends and family when they need me. I never get so self absorbed that I forget the importance of making someone feel supported and loved.