We got all dressed up and stood on the stage and made our promise to try our very best to be a Godly example for our daughter, to teach her God's word and help her grow in God's wisdom; then the pastor (Joel Gorveatte) of our church - First Wesleyan Church of Tuscaloosa - prayed over our daughter. Teresa Mills made Ashlyn's dress as a gift and, honestly, that is one of the sweetest gifts I have ever received. She made this beautiful dress in less than two days (our original plan had been for her to teach me to smock, but the day I was supposed to do that was the day after the tornado). She pleated it, smocked it and sewed it and I couldn't have a found a more perfect dress for the occasion that fit Ashlyn more perfectly if I had looked all over the state. She called me a few days after the tornado and offered the make the dress as a gift since our original plan hadn't worked out. I told her I would love that - but she went above and beyond with this bishop dress...the sleeves even have tiny little lace fabric on the edges! To really make me cry...her daughter Leslie ordered a little headband to go with the dress...it is a "Baby to Bride" headband. I will keep it in a safe place until Ashlyn's wedding day - then she can wear it as a garter. It will be her old...I think that is too precious!