This past weekend one of my very best friends got married and I could not be happier for her! Michelle and I became friends our freshman year at Meredith College. We met through a mutual friend in the spring of that year and have been friends ever since. Michelle and I have been there for each other through all of life’s up and downs…. and between the 2 of us- we have had a lot! I was in her first wedding in July 2001. In late August, two months before my wedding, she called me to “tell me something”. I could tell she was nervous. She said “I’m pregnant”. She thought I would be upset because she would be pregnant at my wedding! I was overjoyed for her! Two months later she was my bridesmaid- nausea bands and all- at my wedding in Charlotte. When Allen and I lived in Raleigh and she moved in right down the street- it was perfect! I remember when she called me the night of May 2002 to tell me she was headed to the hospital to have her baby boy. I promptly got in the car and headed there too. Her mom, Ginger, her other best friend, Jordan, and I were having the best time cracking jokes and keeping Michelle entertained while she was in labor. So then it came time for her to push and Jordan, Ginger and I headed out the door when the nurse asked “Where are you going? You can stay and help.” I was pretty terrified but ok with it if that is what they wanted. So, I did. Bradley Clark Warnock jr., “Clark” was born very early that morning and I got to be there.
Jackson & Michelle 2006
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Greg won me over the morning after my sister’s wedding. He came in town the day of the wedding to be Michelle’s date. It was a great party and the drinks flowed all night…. but not for me. I was pregnant with Hollins. The day after the wedding I threw a brunch for family and close friends. Well, my sweet husband and Michelle, who were suppose to be my “helpers” were not in the best shape the next morning. So, Greg saved the day! He helped me get the food and house ready for a crowd of people. I was so thankful for him and at that point I knew he was a keeper! I was so happy to be a part of Michelle and Greg’s special day last weekend. I couldn’t be more excited for them to start their lives together. Their four children are incredibly lucky to have parents so devoted to them and each other. Their blended family now feels like a part of my family.
Nat Me & Michelle 2009