The morning of the wedding day: “Don’t leave me!!!!!!!”
;D I kid.
But in all sincerity, I can be this shamelessly affectionate because really really — I can. It’s easy for me to say we’ve never fought (ever) because his heart for me is incredible and it has been therefore incredibly easy to be a good baby sister. Because of his relentless optimism I thought life was easy, grad school a breeze, and working-life a piece of cake. But when I started facing life itself, I realized it isn’t all that easy, grad school hit me hard with a gust of roaring wind, and circumstances were more like a piece of anything that made my stomach churn and become squeamish. And when I came home through each and all of my there&thens, he never failed to highlight the good and make me laugh over the bad.
And when my one and only big brother and best friend said he was getting married my honest first reaction consisted of an amalgam of extreme emotions. But I met my current sister-in-law and couldn’t help but know that it was just right, just as he had known. I can’t help but laugh, even if offensive, when my brother says their daughter can’t look like him (i.e.: look like me), because if I had a mom as gorgeous as my sister-in-law, I would hate my dad as well. (-;
I learned a lot about my family sitting through wedding preparation discussions and hearing my parents voice their values and opinions. I saw them talk over the smallest details to negotiating the bigger, and through all of it His grace was tangible. My respect for my parents and brother heightened, and the value of family deepened. The entire wedding prep period as well as the ceremony day proceeded seamlessly. All I am collecting in myself and my thoughts these days as the craziness settles down is that I am expectant and excited for their new life ahead, as one. They exemplify God’s perfect timing, divine provision, and undeniable favor. All my love and wishes and prayers to NY, for my fave brother and my new sister. The Cho fam is now a fam of 5 (*: