Yesterday Evaleigh was so excited to see me in my wedding dress. I hope she always remembers the excitement of our anniversary every year. I could see her little wheels turning in her mind with wide eyes of adoration and awe as I glided around the house in my wedding dress. She asked me over and over to spin in the living room and each time she would squeal with delight. It's the kind of moment where you can feel, almost tangibly, that a memory is being made.
She asked right away to put on her wedding dress after I tried my dress on early that morning to see how I would get in it, if at all! Last year it zipped up no problem, this year I had a few more Ben&Jerry pounds to answer for. So a cardigan thrown over the back would just have to do.
We spent the morning making flower crowns and she slipped in to her white dress, Cinderella plastic slippers from her Grammy, her blonde hair weave of course, and her flower crown.
She looked in the mirror and exclaimed, "I'm beautiful!" And she was. And is.
The whole day she paraded around saying that she was going to get married. She went inside her teepee and said it was the temple. That warmed my heart.
I hope she remembers how special yesterday was for all of us. How glad I am to have such a full and lovely life with these people.
I love John Murphy, Evaleigh Joy, & Avett Mills.