And then she asked me to be the maid of honor

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While I am excited for Rose, I have to be honest that it has been hard some days. After all, my best friend has a new best friend. Her time and thoughts are with her guy. Even when she is home, her heart is with him. This is an important transition for her. As her sister and friend, it is important that I encourage her to make the transition to Tim being her go to person.

Rose and I have shared a room for years, and now we are splitting thing up. As we have gone through things, she regularly stops to take a picture for Tim or ask him a question. Facing the reality of Rose not being in the same house as me has been hard. Even harder has been facing the reality that our relationship has changed and will never be the same. I always knew this would happen, but it is quite another thing to go through.

Rose and I were mistaken for twins in our younger years. We looked nothing alike, but they way we acted almost as one person convinced some people we had that twin thing going. As it was, Rose is fourteen months younger than me, and I have no memory of being without her. I have often teased that we are twins fourteen months apart.

Now she is getting married.

My sisters bought team bride shirts for all of us... except mine came, and it had Maid of Honor on the front. I was really touched. I am excited to be standing up for my sister, my friend, my heart as her deepest desire, greatest wish, and largest dream comes true. When I cry on the wedding day, those will be tears of joy. Today's tears, those tears are for my loss. I am going to miss what has been even as my heart rejoices for what will be.

Come back here on Thursday to see plans for the bridesmaid dresses!

P.S. Have any of you had a sibling get married?

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  1. Aww, this post literally made me want to cry cause I know pretty much exactly how that feels! My brother that I'm closest to married my best friend, and I was the maid of honor. Even though I was SO excited and happy for them, it was really hard to suddenly not be "needed" in their lives like I had been before. I'm two and a half years down the road from that now, and I'm so thankful and thrilled for how my friendship with them has deepened and grown and moved to a whole new level.

    1. How encouraging to hear! Thank you so much for stopping by today. It is always good to know that you are not alone.

  2. Aw, that is so special, Sarah! ;) I will praying for you all in this happy, bittersweet time!

  3. Congratulations on being the Maid of Honor. You will make a beautiful Maid of Honor. I look forward to Thursday and the plans for the Bridesmaids dresses.

  4. It really is a bittersweet thing. And you'll be in my prayers for this new transition!
    I've had one of my siblings get married, yes. And it was hard, but good at the same time. :)

  5. Oh, Sarah, I feel for you! I know something of what you feel, having walked through this with a very close friend just recently. I'm so happy for her, but it is a little hard ... I can only imagine what it is for a sister as close as Rose. But it's also such a happy, joyful occasion. When my brother got married, I felt similarly. But then you gain a new sibling, and soon there are nieces/nephews to look forward to. :) I wish you and your family all the best as you prepare for the wedding and the transition!