Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Family Wedding



So, yesterday I saw my aunt's son marry a beautiful young girl. Dating for more than 4 years the happy couple today is boarding a plane to Hawaii to honeymoon. Weddings always make me nostalgic and this wedding made me feel old. I was only 11 when he was born and obsessed with babies. My aunt had me come and spend many weekends to help her care for her newborn. I rocked him, changed him, and sang to him. It was an odd feeling watching him walk down the isle.





My girls performed a task in the wedding that I had never heard of, they were bell ringers. They announced to the congregation that the ceremony was about to start. They started on each side, walk to the front and then together, up the middle. Yesterday, I took Sophie to get her hair done. They looked magical! I was so proud of them and their beauty, inside and out.





Magical weddings are, they are a culmination of all we have worked so hard to accomplish in our children. But, it is also the start of something new, a new life.


Leaving the wedding yesterday I walked to our car with my two lovely children, my husband of 11 years, and inside my heart was full. Looking at my life, I realize how truly blessed I am.


My cup, runneth over...



4 comments:

Jen Barney said...

you guys look great! love the picture of you three....

LiteracyTeacher said...

These pics are so sweet!

Cathy said...

How beautiful and check out your new photo...HOT!!!!!!

hey, tag you are it...check out my blog and don't hate me too much!

Kathy said...

You made me cry! What an adorable picture of the three of you!