I realize as I make this entry, it was four years ago today that it dawn on me I was getting married in 26 days.
We were at MacDonald's enjoying ice cream with my new two nephews and niece when the thought hit me.
And we were still working on the Huppah, I was still working on Mark's prayer shawl.
Mark's sister-in-law had come down to help when both dad and mum Reel took ill and we had to drive them back to Ohio. This also cut into our preparation time.
We just had to trust G-d to redeem the time and He did.
Sadly, a few of the people we wanted in our wedding party could not be a part due to our changes the date.
But we were thankful for those who were able to stand in
But I was also in for a shock: my wedding gown.
In march, I had been rushed to the ER due to a migraine headache. It was that bad and i had never suffered like that before. It turns out my blood pressure was through the roof and the only thing that stopped me from stroking was the vomiting taking pressure off my brain. It turns out I had a small tumor on my pituitary gland that made my pressure shoot up. Thankfully after three days in hospital I was send home with steroids to remove the tumor. But the steroid caused me to gain 20 pounds. Once off the steroid, I lost 10 pounds, but I still could not get in my wedding gown, which in February had been a perfect fit. I was told it had to be let out by an inch and a half. Which wasn't bad, but I was still in tears. The seamstress told me to eat lots of watermelon, drink water with lemon to remove the rest of the fluid. Which was the same advise I had received from my doctor.
Since I loved salad and salmon anyway, Mark in support of me, joined me in the adjustment of om y diet. Plus to be honest, hitting the fastfood places because we were so busy didn't help.
Lesson for future brides: no fastfoods. It adds to the stress as well as could affect your last fitting. Make time to prepare healthy meals. Workout and drink lots of water.
Well, the changes worked so well, not only did my gown fit nicely, it was loose!
On my wedding day I had to take tiny steps; no stripe teasing in the synagogue :)