Shower Me with Love

August 14, 2012 at 7:31 am | Posted in Life and Living | Leave a comment
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When I first moved out of my parents’ house, I bought a lot of new furniture for my new place.  I was moving out with a 1 year old labrador retriever into a 1 bedroom attic apartment with steep stairs, narrow staircases and ceilings that mimicked the roof above me.  This meant a lot of limitations into what kind of furniture I could actually get.

With these limitations, I bought a desk, nightstands, and dressers that I had to build and a queen size bed that came with a 2 piece box spring.  I bought a futon, because a regular couch wouldn’t fit up the stairs and I took a few hand me downs to round things out.  Basically, I was furnishing an apartment and was unable to decorate it quite the way I imagined.  It was like an extension of my college apartment with slight upgrades.  Even the dishes I brought with me were leftover from college.

So I told myself when I got engaged, I would register for some real stuff.  When I was ready to get married, I would finally begin to invest in adulthood with a little boost from my friends and family (and that of my husband to be…whoever that was).

That was 5 years ago, and this past weekend that thought finally came true.  My friends and family came out in full force to support me in this rite of passage called the bridal shower, and I gotta say, I really felt the love.  Being on a serious budget, I relied heavily on my bridesmaids, family and in-laws to be to help pull this off, and everybody went above and beyond to make sure everything went off without a hitch, and if there was a hitch, they dealt with it and tried to make sure I didn’t get involved.

I can’t lie — in recent years, I haven’t really been a fan of bridal showers.  Watching other people open gifts just seemed so weird to me.  The last time I opened that many gifts I was probably 8 years old and there may have been a clown there (is that too old for clowns? kinda out of touch with age appropriateness of children).  But after this past weekend, I totally get it.  You really do need that boost to get to that next level, and aside from the wedding, everything else will be up to me and my husband to be.  And I will absolutely be paying it forward to my friends, the brides of tomorrow.

I love you guys.

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