In this week's edition of A Bride's Story, Amber has decided to let her sister take the wheel...enjoy
When I was 9, my dad told me that I was going to be a big sister. I was REALLY pissed. I had been an only child my whole life (9 years is a long time on the earth when you're that age!) and then all of a sudden, there was going to be this new baby that was demanding his attention.
Flash forward (an undisclosed amount of years) and here we are. My little sister is a beautiful, kind, and selfless soul. She rarely listens to me, often drives me batty, but always makes me proud. I couldn't have picked a better sister if I had the choice. She is my best friend and I love her more than I could ever explain. I was honored when she agreed to be my maid of honor and I want you all to read a little something that she wrote as my first guest blogger in A Bride's Story.
Being a Maid of Honor
When you’re growing up, girls are always talking about how amazing your wedding day is. How amazing being a bride is. I remember thinking “oh I’m going to have it outside, all my girls in teal..etc.”.
I remember thinking how I was going to make my Maid of Honor want to go crazy. I knew I would rely on her for everything. Just like I already do. My maid of honor is one of those women that no matter what you do, no matter how many times you don’t listen to her – she is still by your side. Wiping away your tears, picking on you, helping you pick up the pieces from your many breakdowns.
I knew I would have my big sister, my best friend, be my Maid of Honor. She will eventually realize how crazy her little sister is. She will also realize she has no option but to be my Maid of Honor. Because, if she denies it, I would just tell our father on her. And she would have to do it anyway.
But no one talks about how amazing it is to be someone’s Maid of Honor. I can honestly say, I never thought how amazing it would be. To be relied on, to be responsible for so many things. To be able to stand next to your best friend, while they make one of the most memorable moments of their lives.
Once you move past the “Bridezilla” moments, and the “well this is what I want!” moments, you get to stand there knowing the bride chose you to be with them on this day. To share this major life event. She wanted you by her side when she said I do, and went from being an “I” to a “WE”.
I never thought I would know what it felt like to be in this position. Until my sister called me and made me remember how truly amazing she is; when she asked me to be her Maid of Honor.
Keri Lynn Burke