So, it happened. One of your best friends finally got engaged and it's started sinking in. As her best friend, you are obviously about to go through a few emotional stages and big steps and I just want to share with you what some of those are.
Get some tissues, here we go.
1. You screamed with excitement and joy.
You may have also almost passed out, like 'ole Nick Miller did when he met Prince.
2. You cried a little.
You tried to hold it back as best as possible.
3. Then you cried a lot.
Who are you kidding? You cried a lot. Come on... SHE'S GETTING MARRIED!
4. You went into planning mode.
Everything has to go perfect. She's your girl and it's her big day. You have to ensure everything is exactly how she wants it.
5. When she asks you to be her MOH/Bridesmaid.
If it went anything like the way my experience went, this was only your reaction after you cried because all the other girls opened their gift and read the note first. Your balloon burst and your note flew across the room, then you had this reaction.
6. Letting her put her dress on and dance around every time you come over.
She's so stinking beautiful and you can't help but to let her wear it every chance she gets.
7. Accepting the fact that you have to let go a little to be a wife.
She's still going to be your best friend, but you have to accept that she's going to be a married woman with a big girl life, and soon she'll start her own family. No more all nighters, silly games, random baking, or morning Pinterest and cuddles in her bed.
There's so many moments you experience when one of your best friends get engaged, and these are only of the few that I've experienced in the last two months since my best friend got engaged. It's one of the happiest moments for her and you're happy for her, but selfishly, you're kind of sad because she's grown now and we're all growing up, whether we want to or not. Love on your soon-to-be-wed best friend and cherish every moment of friendship you're given, because that friendship will last you a lifetime, married or not!
For my girl, Cat. I love you big time, forever and ever! I can't wait to share your big day with you and all the obstacles, stress, and fun building up to it. Your friendship means more to me than you know, and I'm a million times thankful for you.