Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Mountain of Taffeta

Doing my Pippa duties; I can't
show you the whole thing; what
if JB were to see?!
Yesterday was the kind of day that little girls dream about for their entire lives. One where full moments in time pause and choke you with emotion. I helped her dive headfirst into a mountain of taffeta and slip into the first white gown she's ever adorned. And as I stood behind her in the fitting room, lacing up her corset, I had to fight the tears.

In one instant, I was reminded of the years that have gone by, back to the days when we would push each other on the swingset, make bassinets for our troll dolls and flip our bikes over to pretend like they were ice cream machines. When we would sleep in the same bed when we were scared, and even the years when we weren't so close. How could she be five and twenty-five all in the same moment? But somehow she was.

She exited the dressing room, and the memories melted away as I watched her step up onto the platform with the trail of white fabric piled up around her feet. The smile on her face was the same one I'd seen every Christmas morning for the last 25 years. And as she twirled, I realized what I had long known but hadn't wanted to admit: my baby sister isn't so little anymore.

Me, Mom & bride-to-be, center

13 comments:

  1. This is such a cute entry. :-)

    Reminds me of my wedding. My cousin was my maid of honor and she didn't stop crying from the dressing room all the way to the altar. It was adorable, and she was just apart of the wonderful love in the room.

    Can't someone make me bridesmaid, damn it? GAWD. I want to cry when putting on someone's train!

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  2. Thanks Rach :) And B, that is so sweet--I can't wait for the actual ceremony.

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  3. Very sweet! If you’re crying now, you’d better invest in some quality waterproof mascara before the big day ☺

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  4. Thanks Lauren! I've already requested that my Pippa dress be made of Kleenex... :)

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  5. Awwww!! I love this! You made me cry!!

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  6. such a beautiful tribute to your relationship. i love you both and envy the closeness and love that only sisters share.

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  7. Thank you :) And you made ME cry, Sand! Love yewww.

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  8. So beautiful. Sisters and weddings - two of the best things in life! Miss you both :)

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  9. Aww, thank you Em :) I agree, and I miss you too! :)

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