- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Ladies, I need your help!
A little history first: My father died when I was four and I’ve always been super emotional about it. My mother remarried when I was eleven to an alcoholic bipolar, I hated him with an extreme passion. My mom pretty much stopped paying any attention to my sister or I because of what she and her new husband were going through (he was an absolute mess). I felt completely abandoned. We fought all the time and had a terrible relationship, all because of my step-dad. He and I also fought all the time. I was very protective over my mother and hated seeing her treated so bad. So my childhood was a mess and I was very angry a lot of the time. They divorced when I was 18, thank goodness, but my mother is still absent. She has a new boyfriend and pays no attention to my sister or I.
So anywho, my mom’s hairstylist back then(we’ll call her Emily) became a very close family friend (before my mom got married to step dad). I was around 7 at the time and we would always go hang out at her house and I loved her. So once my mom got married and I started hating life Emily let me start hanging out with her at every opportunity to get me out of my house. Once I was a little older, 12 or 13 I started spending every weekend and summer’s at Emilys house. She was married to a great guy and had three little kids of her own. I became a daughter to them and was always at their house. I would go back and forth to their house up until I was about 17. At 17 I decided to go be a stupid teenager and get into things I shouldnt but thats beside the point.
I’ve now started hanging out with Emily again and her family. It’s like being home again, feeling comfort and love from a family is so nice. They really have no idea how much they did for me and how much I love them. So I want to somehow include them in the wedding or do something to honor them. My mom really doesn’t like Emily because she feels that she took her daughter away. Like I said before, my mom and I have a very awful relationship and I couldn’t care less what she thinks.
So..how can I do something for them and include them somehow? Maybe a nice gift, but I have no idea what. Or maybe them sitting in the same row as my mom and fiance’s parents? Help!
And sorry for the long post!