Although opening gifts can be sort of . . . awkward for lack of a better word, I was blown away by the generosity of my family and friends. And even more so by their cards marked with the kindest, most loving words of excitement for my marriage to come. People are just so nice. So stinkin' nice. I almost managed to get through the day without crying, but when it came time to read my mother's card, "you're the light of my life." All it took was looking over at her and the flood gates opened for us both!
I left with way too many gifts, a very full stomach, a slight buzz from my day time champagne drinking and the fullest heart.
If it was socially acceptable I would have a shower every year :) And because its not, I'm going to relish in this one for the rest of my life.