In March, my piece on loss and a wedding ran on A Practical Wedding. Soon after I was emailing with Lauren, APW's assistant editor, and she asked if I would be willing to come back in a few months and write an update. The update, a part of APW's "wedding graduate revisited" series will be going up today. I am nervous and anxious sitting at the desk in the living room hitting refresh and waiting for it to appear. Lauren asked for honest and I wrote honest. But now I worry about what I might sound like to the readers out there who don't know me. That I'll sound selfish for that line about mourning feeling like a setback. Last night Mike was telling me not to worry, that honest is ok, that everyone feels things they don't like admitting. That it's the truth, and the truth is worth sharing.
I just hit refresh and there is the photo of Erin at our wedding and my words below it. Here's to sharing.