Sunday, Ariel, her mother and sister, my mother, and myself all went to try on wedding dresses and bridesmaids gowns. It was a fun experience and a great opportunity to grow our families closer together. Time could have been spent packing for Spain, working on homework, or even researching my upcoming adventures, but it is extremely important to spend time with family before pilgrimage. Perspective is gained when surrounded by loved ones; that maybe the world's problems aren't so big when you have such a support system around you.
Most people are going to post about packing preparations, which are very interesting reads. However, this is a big moment in my family's lives. It would be amiss to not post about this incredible event, as the reader may not understand my later posts and the mindset behind them. Going to Spain, walking the Camino, meeting new people, the experience will be one to remember forever. Yet, I will be returning home to a great couple and a joyful day!