- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
My mom passed away when I was 22. She was very well known in our small town, and had an incredible group of friends that met at least once a week for their craft group. They were all women she was aquainted with because everyone knows everyone where she lived, but she became very close with them later on in life, after I had moved away-so I don’t really know them well. She always told me stories about them all, and I’m vaguely familiar with the names, but i only met them at her funeral, and the events leading up to it.
Now, one of the women in the group, who I HAVE known my whole life and is a very close family friend, wants to throw me a bridal shower. I explained to her that while I appreciate it, my guests all live 2 hours away from her. She wants to invite all my moms friends, because she knows they would all want to support me because mom can’t be there. When I briefly met the women before, they were all extremely friendly and supportive and I was comfortable with them, but, I don’t know them!
What she wants to do is so touching and meaningful, but it would feel strange for me to accept gift from a bunch of strangers, especially when they aren’t invited to the wedding! And how on earth, am I supposed to converse with a group of women who’s names I don’t know, but should?