This was her 20 years ago, waiting to perform at a dance recital. That smile she has on her face, she kept it there daily for about the next 10 years. She'd smile while playing soccer and softball, the entire game. She'd smile while on stage dancing. She'd just smile at total strangers. She loved me so during that time, until one day she looked at a picture and saw how I had styled her hair. That was they day she told me I could no longer fix her hair! Only her Aunt Devia.
But propose, Josh did, and with great style. If you haven't read the story of his proposal, you shoul d take and minute to go look at her webpage. It's a great story. What her story doesn't tell is I'd have Josh texting me telling what was going on and her texting asking if I knew what was going on. Anyway, take a minute and look at it if you have time. www.mywedding.com/jgreeneandjmckee
Then things got crazy after that. Jess first needed to finish school, and she did. She did really well, sat on a couple of boards, and maintained an excellent GPA. There are no words to describe how proud you feel at that moment. It tends to make me get a little weepy, and I just get really quiet and find me a corner. Strange for me I know.
An education degree, with a certification in Special Eduacation. Then she went out and got a job. A 5 day a week, teaching 3 & 4 year old children. She loves it! And she loves those kiddos.
She's had quite the year, because then she treated herself. She and Josh went shopping and she came home with a new car. She loves this ! It's a sweet little ride... and she hasn't let me drive it yet. I don't understand!
And since she has now graduated college, it's time to work on the wedding. We gathered up her bridesmaids and went dress shopping. I must say, I was a little worried about having them all there at once... but it was not bad at all. They are really funny. I had my BF there as well, she took care of the dresses and Jess, cause she knows that stuff, and I stood back and did what I do... took a 100 pictures!
The girls all going through the dresses trying to help her find one, and they each picked one they liked and made her try it on. Some of them she'd just give her friend a look, not even say a word.