Post # 1
Within the last hour I got sudden news that my cousin just died. I am such a wreck and I had to take a minute away from packing to just release for a minute. Earlier today I was so excited because in 1.5 weeks I am going to be in New Orleans for my dress fitting and all of my last wedding details. However, tonight that changed and my flight has been moved to tomorrow instead. I have no wedding thoughts in my head right now. I just want to get home and be with my family. However, I know that this will be my last trip to New Orleans before the wedding and I still have to bring my wedding bag. I am trying to finish up last details of our invites so I can drop them off in the morning to be printed while I am gone. This is all such a daze and feels like the last thing I want to be doing. My FH is hoping that doing these wedding things tonight will help me calm down a little but it isn’t!
I am so crushed and my thoughts are in New Orleans. I feel so bad for my Aunt. Her husband died just 1.5 years ago after a 7 year battle with Cancer and now her only child dies also. I remember my last convo with my cousin was to ask him to be my usher. My last face to face time with him was when I was home in New Orleans the day after I bought my wedding dress. He begged me to see my dress and I had originally not planned on showing anyone that was attending the wedding. For some reason I showed him alone(no one else in my family other then my mom has seen it). It cried and told me over and over how beautiful I was and how amazing I would be on my wedding day. Ok I am at the point of no return on these tears so I must stop. I just wish I could move quickly and with a blink of an eye be at home with my family.
Post # 3
I am so, so sorry to hear this sad news. I am praying and wishing warm thoughts for your family during this tough time. Hugs!
Post # 4
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss 🙁 You have every right to be upset and take the time to mourn. Try to remember those great memories and you can still incorporate him into your wedding. He will be with you and watching you walk down that aisle. Be strong.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry for you. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts……unfortunately you have suffered what seems to be a major loss but at the same time it seems like your life and relationship with your cousin are ones that will big a smile to your face as the wound begins to heal. On your special day, he will be smiling down at you, knowing he was right at how beautiful you will look on that day. May he rest in peace and may God give you all the strength to deal with such a difficult time.
Post # 6
Keeping you in my prayers, Nola. Travel safely.
Post # 7
Nola, so sorry to hear about this tragedy in your family. As sad as you are right now, do know that God had a “hand” in your cousin being the only one to see you in your gown. I am sorry for your loss and may fond memories fill your heart as you mourn.
Post # 8
Wishing you and your family the best in these tough times! It is truly special that he saw you in your dress and I’m sure he would want nothing but the best for you, even though you miss him terribly. Big hugs sweetie!
Post # 9
So sorry. Travel safely, and take care of yourself!
Post # 10
Thank you everyone. I have my wedding bag packed and my dress for the funeral set aside. I am busy washing laundry. Done for the night though other then that. The other bag will be packed tomorrow.
Thanks for all of the positive thoughts. I am truly happy that I did show him my dress. I think that moment will be one of my fondest of him.
Post # 11
It looks like I wont be flying out until tomorrow or Friday. So I have time to make sure I am all packed and get the invites off to the printers today. Any ideas of what else I might need to make sure I have ready wedding wise?
This will be my last trip before the wedding and this is on my to do list.
1. Dress fitting
2. Visit the bakery and finish up everything
3. Sign contract with caterer
what else? what might I have forgot to back? My mind so isn’t working 100%.