Tomorrow is our 4 year wedding anniversary which means 4 years ago today, was our wedding rehearsal. After our rehearsal at the church, we all caravanned to my friend Brittany’s house, a house that I have known since I was 6 years old. Her backyard was always the host of special occasions… from Girl Scout camp outs, to my dream wedding (that I had to plan for a high school psychology class), to the annual fourth of July party, to my bridal shower, and then for the rehearsal dinner. Their backyard was transformed with twinkling lights and candlelit wine bottles. It was there that Andy and I saw each other for the last time before becoming husband and wife. It was also there where we were given one of our most treasured gifts.
After giving my bridesmaids their gifts, they then gave me mine. As I opened the card, my eyes instantly went to the slip of paper inside with a photo on it. A photo of the ground. The ground at Disneyland. A stone in the esplanade between the parks. A stone that will have our names on it as a part of Disney history. And then the following photo moment happened….
And then I cried. And cried. The ugly cry. Why? Because my friends know me so well and gave me a gift that I can enjoy every time I go to Disneyland. A gift that I take to heart in so many ways. It was truly the perfect gift ever. It not only is at my favorite place ever, but it is engraved with mine and Andy’s names and wedding date and it reminds me of my bestest friends, friends who know me and love me so very much. Thanks ladies!!!!!!
Do you have a stone at Disneyland? Please leave a comment below, I’d love to go find it next time I’m there!
P.S. I have heard that they are no longer making these stones which is a sad sad thing.