30 Days of Thanks – Rites of Passage

Day 30

That’s it! Today is the day! 30 Days of Thanks. We made it. I feel like today I should somehow reflect on all the days previous and choose something to be thankful for that perfectly encapsulates EVerything that makes my life grand. But in all honesty I can’t get one thing out of my mind.

My wedding gown!

I said yes to the dress today.

I didn’t think it would happen. I didn’t really buy into that whole Say Yes to the Dress myth even though I watch that show like a junkie. I figured that although it’s entertaining, it’s not really me. I’ll just find a gown online, or at a little vintage thrift store, or at Ross. Whatever. I figured that would suffice. And it almost did. And it probably would have been fine. But I still wanted the experience. The bridal gown miles of chiffon champagne mother-daughter dress shopping experience. I figured I only get to have the experience once in my life and I want to know what it feels like to wear a designer gown. So I made an appointment at Miosa Couture in Sacramento this afternoon and went in with my mom and my Maid of Honor with zero expectations. I just wanted to have fun. The experience.

Then I started crying.

Then my mom started crying, and Dana started crying, and I felt like a bride. And I realized I didn’t want a dress from Ross. I’m much too much of a romantic for that. I want to feel like the most “Rebecca” version of Rebecca on my wedding day, and I realized today that the dress will help that happen. This dress.

The moment I put her on I knew. It is the most perfect dress I could imagine. I want to wear it for the rest of my days. It is everything I want in a dress and everything I could dream of. And while it is more than I planned on paying for a wedding gown, it is not going to break the bank, and I love it. I love it so much.

So today, on this last day of November and the 30th Day of Thanks, I’m thankful for rites of passage. For little rituals we’ve created to take us from girls to women, to bond with our mothers, to celebrate our sisterhood. It’s just a dress, but it represents so much more.

And no I’m not posting a picture. You’re going to have to wait until July šŸ™‚

 

Probably won’t see ya tomorrow. Probably gonna take the day off. Probably see ya the day after.

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