WOW! Big episode! Let's get right to it.
My best friend Jen has ALWAYS remained behind the scenes in my "public" life, yet she has been very involved for over 12 years in my "personal" life. It never crossed my mind that she might be uncomfortable being in the forefront as my matron of honor. When Jen stopped showing up for things and calling, I wasn't sure what to think. I was so hurt. Her email couldn't have come at a better time. Here I am the day before my wedding sick as hell with a high fever, congestion, ugh. As I read her email it all made sense. I felt awful that I put her in that position, and she didn't have the heart to tell me. I was also devastated my very best friend wouldn't be standing up next to me on my big day, however Jen said it best, "I will give up my matron of honor title, but NOT my best friend title." The reason Jen and I have such a great friendship is because we always communicate. Good friends are hard to come by, and I am so blessed and thankful to have her in my life.