Weddings Make My Feet Hurt

My dearest sister got married on Saturday. It was a lovely wedding that so captured her best qualities, especially when we sang all four verses of “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”. A Katie wedding just wouldn’t be complete without a congregational hymn sung in full.
It occurred to me this morning that you, my lovely readers, should know a few things as you move on with your day having been told that she’s now a married lady. So here: I give you my toast to my darling Katie, as she is, indeed, my most favorite sister and one of the best people I could ever know.
When we were little girls, you came home with a pair of red eye glasses that had navy blue alphabet letters. I thought you were so cool. You could write in cursive and now you saw the world through these awesome, adorable glasses. For years I wished I had glasses so I could be just like you.

When you started fifth grade and got to ride a bus to school, I was so jealous. I mean sure, it was a dangerous school in a seedy neighborhood and all that “adult” stuff, but oh how I longed to have to get up before the sun and walk to the corner in your shadow just so I could ride the bus with you.

When I got to high school, I was the little sister of the famous Katie Benson with the perfect skin and silky brown hair who sang like an angel–and it was the best. two years. of high school. ever.

And then you went to college. And decided to grow up. And be an amazing flutist. And suddenly matching outfits and slumber parties weren’t happening for us anymore.

But then you met Doug. And because he wore a tie on your first date and he actually likes going to the symphony with you, he’s so your Prince Charming and I can only hope to one day find one too.

My dear Katie, you and your new husband are absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for your marriage. Congratulations!

Here’s the beautiful bride helping her little sister with makeup.
Because I don’t know what I’m doing.
And because it needed to be perfect for the wedding.
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