Tuesday, June 8, 2010

No one can stop my fairy tale

May 14, 2010 I picked up my wedding invitations. May 14, 2010 I was told I had a brain tumor. Invitations were not stuffed and have sat teasing me in mt dad's office since that day. Not to be dramatic but on May 14, 2010 I felt like my fairy tale, happily ever after, and dreams were being torn from me. My bridal shower was canceled within an hour or two of the new findings and my little heart just broke. I knew that I maybe could still get married and that it all could happen and I had a lot of hope but it was really hard for me. I didn't really like the word "could". We decided not to send the invitations to the wedding and decided we would just do inserts with a date change if I was cleared by the doctors to get married. We really did not have a time frame. It could have been a weeks, a month, a year, possibly more.Yesterday miracle after miracle after miracle occurred. My dad jumped over every hurdle and found a way for what we thought, was the impossible to become, a reality. He threw "could" out the window!  To make an extremely long (but awesome and full of miracles) story (not short) but shorter... I am proud to announce that Josh and I will be married for FOREVER on JUNE 12, 2010 (that's this Saturday!)

My Dreams Could ARE Coming True 
This is it! A copy of the original invitation with the original date! My little heart has never been so happy!

Last night we were frantically trying to stuff some invitations. It was quite a site! We had half an army over here helping us get this ready by Saturday. Some of the labels may be on upside down and I don't know where we were putting half the stamps but we did get a lot done. We were hoping that some of the invitations make it in time but if they don't all the information is right here on that blessed picture above! You are all invited to come and celebrate the happiest day of my life! I am so excited to see you all! They are ordering me a huge nap that day so I can be rested and ready to party with my army! (In case you didn't know, I rather enjoy calling you my army. There is no way I could do this on my own!) So I will see you Saturday June 12, 2010 at 7:30!    *my face is stuck in this silly smile...maybe that's why I can't sleep!

There is a list of things that we potentially may need help with in order to get this together by Saturday. My mother is in the process of forming that list. If you are interested in helping or have any ideas or thoughts you can contact her.  beckyschlappi@cox.net  is probably your best bet just because her phone rings off the hook constantly anyway. Thanks so much! Ah I am so happy!

I will keep posting with further details!

And I thought I was happy the other day! Nothing compares to this feeling. I think having it potentially ripped away, has made it all the more special.

I am the luckiest girl in the whole entire world!
My Dreams Are Coming True!
I am a Princess.

Tara Lynn Schlappi (Bodrero!)

I know the picture is a little unclear so I am trying to add some links so you can view it better


If you can't read any of the information or it is unclear from the picture let us know so we can find a way to make it more clear! Thanks!


Nicole Hatfield said...


Gpa and Gma Adams said...

Tara, I didn't sleep waiting for your post(I fell asleep and missed it until my daughter just woke me with the news). I hoped, I prayed this was what it would be. We are so HAPPY for you. We love U

Heidi said...

Woohoo!!! So glad to hear it! Congratulations!

Jake and Kalli said...

Tara- I don't know if you remember me from Mountain View, but I have been reading your blog and you are truly an inspiration!! You are so strong and I am SO happy for you that you are getting married... It's the BEST! :) I'll keep you in my prayers, and have fun preparing for this weekend!

r&k skousen said...

Tara and Josh, We are SOOOOOO happy for you two. We know you two are made for each other. We wish you a forever of happiness and can't wait to see you both!!!!! Life is good.
Love, Rich and Kelli


YEAH! I am so happy for you! I will be there for sure! Let me know how I can help! Brooklyn Peifer

Milletts in Houston said...

Yes! We hope your wedding day is perfect! Tara, you will love going through the temple! Good luck with your crazy but wonderful week and we will keep praying for you daily!!! The power of prayer is REAL!
Love, Amy, Wayne, Joseph, and Derek Millett
(I included the boys because they are praying for you too, even if they don't understand what they are praying for yet!)

Ben Jadie Jaden Jack Jensen said...

I just found your blog yesterday thru Sadie Huish's. You are incredible!!! Congratulations on your DREAMS, if anyone deserves it more... I'd like to meet them! Thanks for making me a better person!

All my love and support to you,
Jadie Banks

Sarah said...

Hi Tara--you don't know me, I'm a friend of your brother Ryan's from college. My mom forwarded me your blog, she's friends w/ Stacey(your photographer). Anyway I just want to tell you thanks for sharing this blog with the world. You have amazing strength and faith. I'm so happy you get to get married this Saturday, congrats to you guys! The temple is amazing! Your blog is inspiring and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your testimony through all your words. It has definitely made me think about life a little bit different. Our Heavenly Father is truly a God of miracles.

Thoughts & Prayers to you & your family.
Sarah Sheppard

Britt West said...

Congratulations Tara!! You are such a joy and such a shining example to me. I hope you know that my husband and I are thinking of you! Love to you and your soon to be husband :) --Britt Nielsen West

Kerisa said...

Hooray! Sorry we won't be there on your special day, but we will be there in spirit! We are so happy for you both. Welcome to this CRAZY family Josh! Can't wait to meet you. Hope you like to play card games, board games or sports and we will get along just fine! :) We are continuing our prayers/fasting for all of you. We love you!
-Kerisa, Boyd, Morgan and Dylan

Lisa Marie said...

I was remembering yesterday about when my husband and I were getting engaged. He went to a doctor because of some weird symptoms he was having and was diagnosed with a kidney problem. The doctor said he could live 5 years, 10, 20, or he could die of old age. There was/is not much known about the problem and why it affects people differently. Jeron convinced me that we needed to break up because he said I deserved someone who could grow old with me. I spent all that night and the next day freaking out and one of my sisters told me something I will never forget. She said "If I were given a choice to be have my husband for 5 years or to not have him at all... I would choose the 5 year option, and it would be the best 5 years of my life." Long story short... we got back together 2 days later and got engaged and married. In August it will be 6 years and they have literally been the best 6 years of my life. I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to see how beautiful you look in your dress! :)