Saturday, September 13, 2008

Clip and blisters

This is not my clipboard, but I thought this was too cute.  Photo courtesy of Flickr:  JoyMadison.  
I am posting; things went great.  I loved today.  Last night, I was a little tense trying to answer questions that I had never been asked before.  Today, I had cheat cards clipped to my clipboard and was ready.  
My clipboard became my dearest friend today.  One in whom I could confide. She held all sorts of answers on etiquette that I had stashed away.  She let me know exactly the time to have people in place.  I actually felt like an airline sending grandparents down the runway at 3:57. You know, I couldn't have done it without Clip.  She was my support to lean on as I ran, yes ran up and down stairs, down hallways, and stood clutching as I told a gorgeous bride and her daddy it was time. Clip was there with me through it all.  Someone tried to take her from me. Can you believe it? What would I have done?  No Clip stayed close to me the whole time even through the reception.  
One hard thing was asking the parents of a crying baby to bring her out if she didn't quit crying.  I felt horrible!  They took her out once and came back in with her.   After the second crying is when I asked for them to exit, but she quickly quit crying and so she remained. Whatever.  
I learned a lot.  I definitely have things I would have done differently, but overall I am thankful all went as well as it did-all God, not me.  Her mom was extremely calm, which helped me BIG time!  I wasn't sure how long the chiming of the hour would last.  The doors probably looked schizophrenic, but they opened all the way(finally) to a princess ready to meet the man of her dreams.
I am honored to have been asked to be a part of such a special day!  I am exhausted, but I was one little piece of a covenant that was made between two special people before the Lord.  I joke about Clip, but the Lord walked us through today.  Weddings are a great way for us to remember Him.  I also love thinking about being the bride.  I loved every single minute of my wedding!  I hope that she enjoyed her day as much as I did mine.
Someone asked me if I would do this again.  By George, I think I would.


justabeachkat said...

I'm so glad it went well. It's always exciting yet nerve-racking for everyone I think. If it's something you enjoy, it's worth it though. Right?


( answer to your question...this is the first time I've planted crotons so I'm not sure if they come back...guess I'll find out)

J said...

You had me lol over this one! So glad things went well! Hated to miss it!

Darby said...

Way to go Andi!! I love me a "clip" too!

Tonja said...

I just knew it would be perfect! Good for you! All you ever need to do is just say, "HEY, my name is Sh******, and I AM in charge!"

Kristen said...

YAY! So glad it went well!

Kellie Patton said...

I knew you would do great!

windycorner said...

What an honor to be part of a beautiful ceremony. Glad it went off well. My daughter is a wedding planner and she always tells the brides up front that things won't be perfect on the day, but it will be wonderful.

Abby Maddox said...

So glad it went well! I know you were so cute with your clipboard :)

I also just wanted to let you know that while that lice feed thing does show the location of the computer the person is using, it doesn't show the location of the website. That sounds really confusing, but say Taylor (in AU) was reading your blog and thought, "Hey I think I'll check out the Maddox blog that's linked over here," then the feed would say "Fingerprints...AU, Alabama" Anyway, I just didn't want you to worry...hope that helps.

Abby Maddox said...

that was SUPPOSED to say liVe not liCe feed :)

Leah said...

YAY for you! So glad it went well!