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Friday, September 23, 2011

A Wedding is a Beginning ...

     How fitting it was that my son’s wedding was on a fall day enveloped in crisp air and kissed by a slanting golden light that bathed everything in softness.  It was a perfect day.  The day, the time, and the moment.
      It was perfect in how it played out.  The musicians were practiced, the soloists adept, even the mothers, I and Paula, my motherly colleague, played our roles well.  But it was the little things that made it most perfect to me.  The bride glowed, the minister knew them and connected, with them and with the congregation.  My mother had a flower and a special escort.  The chocolate favors melted on my tongue and made me smile.  The groom was gallant.
      And so now I think back.  It is hard to remember a wedding verbatim, especially if it is the wedding of someone dear.   But I remember the feelings:  pride, joy, serenity.  And those feelings will be always with me.
       In tribute to mothers, and families and brides and grooms, I’d like to open the blog for the next few weeks.  Share what you loved most about a special wedding.  I’m eager to hear your thoughts!  MH


  1. I am not sure this is a good memory, but ... when it was time for me to say 'I do', I started coughing and couldn't stop. My husband almost melted before me. Maybe four minutes later I choked out the two words.

  2. I attended a wedding of a family friend who, three years earlier, had lost her first husband in a tragic accident. During the ceremony, her new husband brought up her 3 year old daughter and presented her a ring on a chain and spoke vows to her that he had written. I don't remember what they were but it was something to the effect that he wasn't able to replace her daddy but he would try every day to make him proud and to be there for her always. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!

  3. Now a follower from SW...

    My husband and I have been together 25 years, but we didn't get married until we had been together 13 years. Well, as luck would have it anything that could go wrong did! My husband's glasses broke, he can't see without them. His ring was too small and my father-in-law had an accident and couldn't walk me down the aisle and on top of that my son got lost on the way there. Looking back on it it was quite funny.

  4. And you are still together! Thanks for sharing.