Post # 1
I cannot believe its a week away. I feel like Im forgetting something big! I STILL have loose ends to tie up and the one big thing on my mind is soldifying transportation from hotel to our venue. We’ve actually have had a lot going on with our families and it has HUGELY impacted all that we have had to do. It really puts everything in perspective and makes you realize that this is just a celebration, a party. I will have my soon to be husband and marry him! My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer at the end of January and has since undergone Chemo. Then, 2 weeks ago, feeling weak and lightheaded from the chemo, collapsed and broke her ankle. As if this was not enough, and I swear you cant make this stuff up – 2 nights ago we got an emergecy phone call at 4:30am from my fiances dad about feeling dizzy. He was rushed to the ER and is still being hospitalized. MRI showed blood around the brain and we are still awaiting a diagnosis and he is being transferred to another hospital. All of this has really showed us what matters in life. Friends and Family. If you are stressing over details, realize that these things in the grand scheme are little. My mom will be there for my wedding day – in a wheelchair, with a broken ankle unable to walk, but she’ll be there. I hope my FFIL will be ok in the next few days and can only pray he will be present at our wedding! I cannot imagine him not being there. I keep telling myself he will be. Such a mix of emotions, supposed to be so happy during this time, but I cannot tell you how many times in the past two months I’ve cried. Hug your family and friends and tell them you love them, Enjoy the day and dont forget what matters most.
Post # 3
@purple_sofia: Holy crap lady, I just wanted to poke in and give you a big big hug because my word that is a lot! But yes, friends and family – so important, and I am glad that your mother will be able to make it and best wishes to your FIL and everyone in your family.
Post # 4
*Hugs* That is a lot to deal with. I can imagine the mixed emotions you must be experiencing, being so close to your wedding day. Will pray for healing for your mom and FFIL, and that everything works out for your good. Have a happy and blessed wedding day!
Post # 5
@Cyanfire: Thank you both! Going through all this definitely makes you stronger!
Post # 6
@purple_sofia: My heart goes out to you, what nightmarish circumstances in the lead-up to your wedding. But you’re obviously so strong and grounded and brave, and I have no doubt your wedding day is going to be beautiful and all the more precious because of everything you’ve had to go through recently. Big prayers for your future FIL’s recovery, and your mum’s, and wishing you so much happiness on your wedding day and beyond.
Post # 7
I’m sorry this happenened to you! Fi’s grand mother is 91 and if all goes well i am more than thankfull she could be there.
Post # 8
So sorry to hear about all you are going through.
I hope your FFIL can make it to the wedding. If it makes you feel any better – if it was going to happen, it’s better it happened before and not at the wedding. My grandfather collapsed at my sister’s wedding (it was awful and so scary, we thought he was dead!)
Thanks for sharing because I was currently freaking out about having to leave for my home state for the wedding tonight (instead of tomorrow as planned) due to weather issues and not feeling prepared (not even packed yet!) This does put it in perspective, though.
Good luck this weekend, have a wonderful wedding! 🙂
Post # 9
@purple_sofia: Sending you and your FI and your families lots of love!!