My Biggest Surprise of the Year

As inspired by the Live this Day Journal, I’ve decided to share the biggest surprise of my past year with you. Please prepare yourself…

bridal shower bow hat

Yup – I wore a traditional bow hat. And it was awesome.

I’m not one for being the centre of awkward family events, but my bridal shower was surprisingly fun and sweet. My mother-in-law hosted it as a kind of welcome-to-the-family gathering, and boy did I feel welcome. We did all the traditional stuff, like playing silly games, eating delicious treats, and unwrapping fantastic gifts – and I couldn’t help but grin when handed the ridiculous bow hat that I had been dreading.

Why was I surprised? Well – to be honest I had no idea what to expect for a bridal shower. I have only attended two prior and doubted that my own would include much of a turn-out. But I was absolutely blown away by the kindness and generosity of friends, neighbors, and new family members. It was a really wonderful feeling to see all of these people and know that they are a part of my life.

I felt like a princess, which is a feeling that I never expected. I am so grateful to have had this experience, even if I was super hesitant and nervous going it.

I am so grateful to have this memory, and have to say that I rocked that bow hat.


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