Monday, August 06, 2007

Deja Vu of a different kind.....

I spent some time yesterday afternoon writing addresses on the envelopes that I will send wedding announcements out in.

Since this is going to be a small wedding, my daughter invited mostly just her very immediate family that lives in our area, and I am sending out announcements with a photo of her and her soon-to-be-hubby to the rest of the family and friends that are scattered about the country.

As I sat and addressed I had that odd sensation of "I've been here before", thinking about similar August evenings 24 years ago when I was writing many of these same names on announcements -- announcements of her arrival in this world.

Its been a very fast 24 years -- probably more so for me than for her.

As I recall there were a few tears spilled then too --- maybe not as many as our "love affair" was just beginning then -- I can tell that I best have several hankies in my pocket in 12 days -- I'm sure I'm going to need them!


Dorothy said...

Who's waiting 12 days to need them?!?!?!?!

Kay Dennison said...

I don't know about this because my daughter isn't married. She has informed me that she will neither marry or reproduce. She's almost 31 now so I'm inclined to believe her.

I guess I get to skip the mother of the bride thing. Sigh. I guess if she's happy so am I.

You'll get through it, Mom!!!!!

Bev said...

Yes Dorothy, there have already been some tears shed! I'm sure there will be more in the next days --- happy ones!! Consider yourself hugged.

Kay -- I believe that each of our children must make their own way. No matter what we do, they each have their own agency to choose what they will do. Rejoice with her if she is happy in her choices and be glad you can talk to each other.