- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I have a rare day off today, so I decided to pick up a copy of Real Simple magazine. I just read an amazing article by a 35-year old bride-to-be, Rebecca Weber, who was diagnosed with breast cancer while planning her wedding, and I’m sitting here in tears as I reflect on it. The article is a narrative of her battle with radiation, losing her hair and breasts, and coming to terms with the idea that her life may not be what she had hoped and dreamed for it to be.
Dealing with breast cancer made her realize how tiny details about food and decor are in relation to the committment she was getting ready to make. Having breast cancer taught her what truly matters in life. I’m not writing this to criticize those of you who are obsessing over those details, but rather to put things in perspective. When I was planning my wedding, I remember getting stressed and wishing I didn’t have to plan it, while Rebecca Weber was wishing she could plan it instead of being poked and prodded by needles and curling up in pain at her parents’ house. It really opened my eyes.
If you get a chance to read it, it’s really an amazing narrative that will make you reflect on your own life and your upcoming marriage. Just a suggestion for an incredible read.