She told me I'm in charge of my dress (I love that freedom). Whatever style or design I want, just as long as it's red. Yeah, ladies; she described it as blood red. Hey! She's the bride and I say how high!? I have till October to lose 44 lbs and save about $500! I have 10 months; it sounds very achievable. I sound really excited about this, huh? Well, who doesn't love a great party and a day to dress up? Meanwhile, there's the whole idea of marriage that keeps nagging me in the back of my head.
I'm not one to agree on the institution of marriage. Yes, my parents have been together for 44 yrs (I think) and I shouldn't be so pessimistic. I can't help it, friends. These are different times I live in, compared to my parents'. The longer I wait to get married, the better chance I have not to get a divorce. http://marriage101.org/divorce-rates-in-america/. I don't see the big rush, but "to each its own." Clearly, I'm not one to get in your face and say, "Don't do it!" I'm the kind of person that stands by you and hopes to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph you don't become another statistic. In other words, I wish you seriously the very best. Therefore, I'll be by my beautiful, practically my sister, cousin's side and try my hardest to hold back tears. Pfft! Who am I kidding? I never cry at weddings. They feel too awkward to lose any bodily fluids for.