Having your wedding called off and your betrothed tell you only mere weeks before the wedding that they no longer love you and want to be with you is incredibly hard. I’ve witnessed a loved one go through this, and finding a way to climb back up can be difficult. Shelby took what she was dealt, and found a way to use it to lift herself up – to take a day that could have gone down in her memories as full of misery, hurt and abandonment, and make it HERS again.
Not surprisingly, many people on the internet did not respond well to this. Because you know, the way one woman deals with the loss is TOTALLY their call as to whether it’s right or wrong.
She then used the dress, and the situation, to help raise money for those less fortunate. Her pain, and her moving forward, was used to help others. And yet people still criticized it, calling it a ‘cry for attention’ and selfish that she would use this to help raise money.
Shelby took a situation that could have been devastating, that could have derailed her life for years to come, and turned it into something that could help her heal. For that, she deserves a high-five, because it’s a hell of a lot further than many even try to get after something like that. For that, she deserves to be an inspiration to both brides and grooms who have been through this – that it’s okay to find a way to use it to heal.