Wedding planning can be a very stressful task, and if you’re like me, you’ll find that every little bit of support (the sincere and wholehearted kind) can truly make a difference. For myself, the fact that my maid of honor, Jasmine, will be standing next to me as I get married has become a symbol of not only our long-standing friendship, but also of her unwavering support of the “bridal me” who has suddenly become prone to bouts of indecisiveness and nonsensical behavior. This entry is my little tribute to her, though I don’t think I could ever put how much I appreciate her into words¢¢”š¬¦
Jazz and I met in kindergarten and went to school together all the way through high school. Even then, when we parted ways briefly as I went off to a college away from home, our friendship stayed strong. The memories we’ve made over the years are priceless, and while her title is “Maid of Honor,” I think I am really the one that’s honored, to have a friend as loyal and genuine as she has been to me. 🙂
Snapshot taken: Third grade
What we did together: Wore frilly dresses to birthday parties. Apparently, lost teeth.
Snapshot taken: Fifth grade
What we did together: Learned to braid hair and rollerblade. Wore stretch pants in flowered prints. Stuck glow-in-the-dark stars all over bedroom ceilings.
Snapshot taken: Ninth grade
What we did together: Suffered through years of braces and all else that comes with the awkward years. Had sleepovers. Talked about crushes and played MASH. Collected Sanrio stuff. Exchanged locker combinations.
Snapshot taken: Twelfth grade
What we did together: Acquired cell phones and collected colorful covers for them. Took cheesy studio pictures (I’m ashamed to say: many many times). Got jobs together at Bath and Body Works at the local mall and subsequently became skincare nuts.
Snapshot taken: Current (Eh. Fairly current… before I started growing out my hair, though.)
What we do together: Double-date. Share goals and dreams. Talk and laugh about how far we’ve come, and look forward to all the memories we have yet to make…
Why are you thankful for your Maid of Honor?