Dear ladies, hello to you all! I hope you had/are having a wonderful weekend. Shabbat here was relaxing as always, even though yesterday I was in a mad rush to complete everything before sundown. Therefore, no post yesterday, even though my fingers were practically itching to type a little update for you all.
First, great news: my story with the rabbinical court is officially over. On Thursday, I got my final authorization, and now it can be said without a shadow of a doubt: I'm Jewish, and free to marry. My future children will be Jewish. Oh, you can't believe how happy I am! Now it definitely looks like the wedding will be held on its due date - which I will give you as soon as we print out the invitations.
I must also tell you that the hearing at the rabbinical court went much easier than I expected. I was warned I might be told something ugly, but the dayanim were actually very gentle with me. I didn't feel I was being interrogated or suspected of not telling the truth.
Then on Friday, my mother and I went with the seamstress to choose fabrics for my wedding dress. For a few minutes, I was completely blown off by the overwhelming richness of choice of white lace and satin. Oh, how I wish I had taken my camera with me! It took us almost two hours to make a choice, with every fabric being wrapped around my shoulders to see how it looks against my face. Then my measurements were taken and we went home, without even having time to look at shoes.
At first I had some trepidations about the seamstress - I mean, with so little time before the wedding to make the dress... what if a week before the wedding, I decide I simply can't live with the final outcome? But then I've seen some of her works and they are simply beautiful. So eventually I decided to put my trust in her.
Now I'm really starting to enjoy being a kallah. Thank you, dear God, for being so good to me.