Happy Memorial Day to all of you in the United States! I hope you’re enjoying this last Monday in May with your family and friends if you’ve got the day off from work. While we celebrate please take a moment to remember why we are free and thank those who have served and sacrificed so much to ensure we stay that way.
Today’s quote is about loving oneself. We need to be able to do that in order to love others and respect, and cherish them. For all of our returned and returning veterans there are some very hard days but on this of all days, remember that you are loved and appreciated, and hopefully you remember to love yourself.
My youngest daughter is getting married in October. It’s an exciting time in all of our lives. Just about three years ago my oldest daughter tied the knot, and I’m still trying to figure out when they grew up? Where has the time gone? Yesterday they were just little bitty girls running around playing dress up, with Barbie dolls, and putting on shows for me singing selections from the Spice Girls and the movie, Titanic.
Both of the girls did most of their own wedding planning. I’ve loved helping where I could, but they are both out of state so it made that a little difficult at times. They have very different styles and their weddings helped to showcase their individuality. My oldest – she had a fairy princess wedding, lots of sparkles, elegance and sophistication. My youngest – her favorite holiday is Halloween, and that will be her theme. The invites even went out with “costumes encouraged.”
After going through all the planning and shopping – the “say yes to the dress,” bridal shower planning and execution, and assorted other tasks that needed to be done, there is one thing that has become very apparent. It doesn’t matter how big or small a wedding is, the stress will be almost overwhelming to the bride!
I thank God that both of my daughters are starting out their married lives with men who are kind, supportive and loving. If it hadn’t been for their support throughout I’m sure each of them would have had meltdowns or maybe just eloped! Hmm that sure would have been cheaper, but I digress…
Now that we are getting down to the wire, only twenty-nine days to go, there are lots of little things still on the list. One of the biggest will be the seating chart – I think that has to be every bride’s nightmare! But she’ll get through it and I’ll help where I can, even if it’s only virtually.
I know she can’t wait for the day which will pass by in a blur. Thankfully we always have pictures to help remind us of all the special moments. Me, well as much as I’m looking forward to her special day, I’m already a bit teary-eyed at the prospect. I don’t have little girls anymore, only adult daughters – but they have both made me so proud.
Do you have any wedding woes or fun things to share? Any hints or tricks to help with the stress? Wonderful things that you did to make your wedding memorable?