Melissa White was eight months pregnant, with a baby due five weeks later. She was slated to be a bridesmaid in her friend Bernadette Beahan’s wedding. However, true to Murphy’s law, nothing ever goes as planned on your wedding day.
On the morning of her wedding, Beahan got the call from Melissa that she had just gone into labor five weeks early.
“When she called me, I think we both sat on the phone crying to each other for five minutes,” Beahan told The Motherish. “I had a lot of joy and happiness for her and her partner, but … it was sad she couldn’t be there getting ready with us.”
Melissa gave birth to her son, Hunter, less than an hour later. It was at this point that Beahan faced a hard choice: wedding prep or friend’s new baby? She was supposed to get ready for her own ceremony, but she didn’t want to miss her friend’s occasion, either.
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