Such an Honorable Title

This weekend I received a wonderful surprise from my little sister that made me bawl my eyes out while smiling the whole time…. a beautifully packaged “message in a bottle”. See, my baby sister is getting married in Hawaii next February – so she mailed me an adorable glass bottle filled with sand and shells and decorated with starfish. It contained a scroll that, when unrolled, revealeded a heartfelt letter of admiration, praise, love and a Maid of Honor proposal.

Are you crying yet? Because you didn’t even read it! But just thinking about the act makes me tear up again. :) I assure you, the message would have you shedding big giant tears (but not crocodile tears, as I originally wrote, because my smart ass little brother corrected me and told me that crocodile tears are fake tears and you definitely wouldn’t be crying fake tears after reading Jessie’s letter).

ANYWAY… I mentioned the letter to my dad while he was visiting last night, and Adam just happened to be sitting right next to us. I hadn’t even shared the letter with him, because, well, he’s Adam. Besides, boys don’t get that kind of stuff (except Dad, because it concerned his daughters, so of course he teared up too). So, when I handed the letter to my dad, Adam asked about it. I just waved my hand and said “oh, Jessie sent me a really sweet letter.” Adam immediately turned to my dad and said “well it must be totally full of lies.” Hardy Har, Husband.

Here’s where the Adam-ism comes in (the one you’ll all be referencing in the future, trust me):

Adam: Why did she send you a sweet letter? And why was it in a bottle?

Me: She asked me to be her Maid of Honor. And the bottle was Hawaii-themed.

Adam: But I thought you couldn’t be a Maid of Honor anymore.

Me: Well, technically yes, I’d be the Matron of Honor since I’m married.

Adam: That sounds freaking awful. Might as well just call yourself “Old Bag of Honor”.

Me: Oh yes, that has such a nice ring to it. We’ll be sure to put that on the programs.

So Jessie… I’m totally looking forward to being your Maid Matron Old Bag of Honor. Is there any way we can find rhinestones to put that on a tshirt or something?

My baby sister, who is one of the most beautiful and fun people I know, and who is my best friend. <3

6 thoughts on “Such an Honorable Title”

  1. I am wiping the tears right now…. Adam you are a fairly quiet person but when you do open your mouth it is always worth listening too…… I laughed so hard my sides hurt. thank you for a bright spot in the day…… and Jenny, I’m sure you will shine as Matron of Honor beside the beautiful bride. Pity Ellie and Emma aren’t walking enough to be flower girls? Wouldn’t that be a riot….. Again Adam — thanks for brightening my day.

  2. Ohhh my goodness! I cried my eyes out again after reading this. I read the message Jessie put in the bottle and I did cry crocodile tears! (Sobbed, actually!!) Adam..oh Adam…you crack me up to no end. I cried thinking about the message and then I cried from laughing so hard!! But..of course you will be a wonderful Old Bag of Honor!! I don’t even want to think of what they could call me. Thank goodness Mother of the Bride never changes!! HAHA!

    -Nancy…Emma and Ellie will both be over a year old. All my girls walked by maybe they will be able to walk down the isle..throwing some sand around. HAHA! :)

  3. Ummm…. Jenny you do realize that crocodile tears are usually used by people to get get what the want. They are fake tears.

  4. That’s such a creative way to ask you to be her **ehem** Matron of Honor.. (I’m being serious) But seriously I cried/laughed hysterically with this one…. Adam is too freakin’ funny! Matron does sound soooo well… Matronly… I totally get why he says might as well call you “Old bag of Honor” hahahah Love it. Needed a laugh today…. Not a cry, thanks Jessie ; )

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