It was great to share in her celebration.
Emilee was radiant....her smile, her energy, her countenance.
Jon is soooooooo lucky to have her.
Laila was the Honorary Maid of Honor and got to bring the wedding bouquet to the Temple grounds and share in some pictures.
Laila always says Emilee is her "sister"...and they really do have a lot of fun together. Emilee has taught Laila "that dark green lettuce is healthier for you than light green lettuce," ...." that shaving your legs should wait until you are 12, or if your legs are really hairy, to do it now"...." a Fazookie is the best dessert.."..."messy cars are ok.." .....and....."glitter toe pedis, and a good hair trim are necessary every other month."
Emilee helps Laila to feel grown up and loved. She lets her do errands with her, go to lunch with her, and hang out with her.
Emilee even has an extra bed at her and Jon's apartment for Laila sleep overs.
The big reason behind Laila getting her digital camera, was so she could have it for Emilee's wedding. She got the first "snap" of Emilee and Jon emerging from the Temple doors. Laila was right by the pole. Laila even got the first giant hug.
Emilee and Jon had a dinner party, instead of a reception......atleast that was air conditioned.
Emilee asked Laila to sing "For Good" from Wicked for the party. Laila was thrilled and started practicing. Then she realized it was a duet and she couldn't figure out who to sing it with. Emilee suggested me....the mother.....and Laila fell apart. She hasn't practiced and didn't want to do it for the past 2 weeks. Well, Lai had a change of heart on Monday, and we got the song ready for this dinner, just in time.
"Who can say if I've been changed for the better; but because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
I really do love these words and the double meaning behind them....they are about Emilee and Laila's friendship, the bride and groom's relationship, and mine and Laila's, as well.
What a blessing it was to sing with my 8 year old daughter.
Wayne said he was so proud, he has to get a new shirt, because all of his button's popped off.
Laila just rolled her eyes.
We, definitely, have been changed................. for good.
It sounded better live than it does on this video....but you get the idea:)