…for me to be my best friend’s MAID OF HONOR!!!
Y’all this is a huge deal, you have no idea. I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was 9 years old. I repeat N I N E years old. That’s 17 years of dreaming.
For some backstory: Haili and I met on my very first day of 5th grade when I moved from Maryland to Northern Virginia. I was absolutely devastated to leave my school / friends and was terrified that I wouldn’t make any new friends in the unknown Virginia school. But, low and behold, I walked into Mr. Reichlen’s class in October of 2001 and was introduced to a bright white haired, tomboy blondie named Haili Hartman. From that point on, we’ve been inseparable.
Haili is more than my best friend…she’s legitimately family. Our friendship dynamic is that of sisters: we share everything, we have the same sense of humor, we bicker, we’re (sometimes brutally) honest with each other, and we’re loyal af to one another. The list goes on and on, but you get the picture – she’s my main girl. A1 since Day1.
So back to current day: when I moved back from California in February, one of the VERY first things on my to-do list was to get my best friend engaged. Her (now) fiancé, Petey and I had been discussing this plan, and all of the details, months before I actually moved home! He planned out every detail and asked me to help carry it out…needless to say, I was ecstatic to be part of the process!!!
It was an amazing proposal, followed by a surprise engagement party with all of their closest family and friends. The day was perfect.
Naturally, once the engagement happened, I kind of assumed the responsibility of MOH, without even being asked yet lol. To the point where one day I turned to Hay and asked “should I wait til you ask me before just assuming I’m actually your maid of honor??” Luckily she laughed at me & said absolutely not, otherwise things could’ve been really awkward 😂
Fast forward a few months to May: Haili asked me to come over for wine one day after work. To my surprise, she SHOWERED me with gifts and a beautiful card, officially asking me to be her maid of honor!!!! I was smiling from ear to ear.
This is easily the best title I’ve ever held, and I cannot wait for all of the festivities to come!!!!
I love you Haybay 😘