To my bridesmaids: Kim, Sarah, Susan, Lindy and Claire
You've been with me though the tough times
(as if I had to remind you!),
and you were by my side on the most joyful day of my life.
Thank you for all your help and offers of help,
for listening to endless wedding details,
for letting me cry when "planning stress" overwhelmed me,
for throwing and attending the best showers ever given,
for packing my honeymoon bags at the last minute
(a neat trick, since we didn't know where I was going),
for bonding with each other in a way
I never thought possible,
for staying up with me half the night
before my wedding day,
for asking me (a thousand times), "Have you eaten?"
and most of all, for sharing my excitement,
hysteria, and happiness.
I pray I will always live in the circle of your love.