Hello everybody in blog land. This is the week, the week I bake a wedding cake and 5 slab cakes, the week I steam iron the veil and make chilli for the rehearsal party, the week I find a dress to wear to the wedding, the week I go out and pick those lovely purple wild flowers growing in the ditches to add to the bouquets for the front of the church, the week I clean my house especially well...
This is the week I help my last girl child slip out into a life of her own. And I will miss her. I am trying not to think about that. I am so happy she has met the man God prepared for her, happy she is soon going to be managing a home of her own, creating a family. So this week will be all about preparations, blessings given, busyness...somewhere inside of me I would love to stop time, drink endless cups of tea on the front step, wander through the flower beds, run with her through the sub divisions on moon lit nights, laugh at stupid movies. But this is the way of things, and mothers down through time have experienced the bitter/sweet of watching their daughters go.
I am thankful to God for the wonderful (extended) years I have shared with her.
Reuben, you are getting a gem!