Sunday, 23 September 2012
Yesterday was the big day! Felix looked absolutely adorable in his little suit and tie, and I felt so emotional when I looked at him walking around all dressed up. All those memories of my pregnancy, and the uncertainty about whether or not he would survive came flooding back as I looked at our perfect little man; healthy, happy and completely gorgeous! To say I felt thankful, would be an understatement. I felt an overwhelming love and pride for Felix in that moment and I will be eternally grateful that Felix fought as hard as he did to stay with us.
Felix's role in the wedding was to walk down the aisle, with his little ring pillow (with Nathan holding his hand). Even though he did it perfectly the night before at the rehearsal, I was so nervous that he would completely freak out when the church was full of people on the day. I realised very quickly that there was no reason to be nervous. When the music started, Felix started walking perfectly down the aisle. He stopped every now and again to look up at the person standing nearest to him, on the end of the aisle. The smiles on everyone's faces said it all. There were 'Ooooh's' and 'Aaaah's' coming from all over the place as they watched this tiny little person lead the bridal party down the aisle. I had tears burning in my eyes. He did such a wonderful job!
After the photos, we took Felix back to my parent's house for the night. He had been such a little soldier all day, but was exhausted by the time we got there. He happily went to Granny for cuddles after his pajamas were on, and didn't worry at all when we left for the wedding reception. The reception venue was beautiful. It was decorated with special touches put together, with so much care, by the gorgeous bride. The speeches were some of the most heartfelt I have ever heard and I would be surprised if there was a dry eye in the house. I'm so thankful we were part of their special day.
Unfortunately for Nathan and I, the end of the night was a bit of a downer. Twenty minutes after getting out of our taxi we realised we had left our camera, with all of our wedding photos, in the taxi. We immediately called the taxi company, who contacted the driver, but the camera is gone. We both felt really upset when we realised what we had lost. The camera didn't matter, but the wedding photos were irreplaceable. There were precious moments we captured, of the bride and groom with Felix (which weren't taken by the professional photographer), and it was pretty heartbreaking to realise they were gone.
As we lay down to sleep last night, we realised that there was nothing we could do; being upset was not going to help us find the camera. It was gone but it was OK. We knew there were professional pictures taken, which will be amazing, I'm sure. We'll just have to be patient and wait to see them.
Posted by Felix's Mum at 05:18