6 06/25/2012 parenting Family

here comes the bride

For several years I have been hoping to go to a wedding. A summer wedding specifically.  I have witnessed sadness and divorce both firsthand and very close to home. Althought my life has much happinesss and hope in it – I wanted to experience a grand gesture of this.

This weekend I got what I wanted.
When the bride was 12, she came into my life as a babysitter who lived only 5 doors away. She soon became like  family to all of us. She was far more than a favourite babysitter- she was someone we grew to love deeply.
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I remember when I told her that we were splitting up she cried. It nearly broke my heart. I know somehow she saw us as the perfect family. I hated to wreck that image.
The next thing we know we turn around and here comes the bride
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My children, now  grown up suddenly, sing for her at the church and the reception. I could barely stand my excitement and happiness at the prospect of them showing their love for her in this way
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the wedding was, by far, one of  the most beautiful weddings I can remember
with dresses that twirl and cows in the background
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set in a spectacular backdrop of meadow and farmland
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and I got to wear a dress I love
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You know when you get into bed and you know you have had a day that you will remember your whole life as one of the very best ?
This was one of those days.
  • Chantel

    That dress si stunning on you and your girls are gorgeous!

  • Julie

    you all look beautiful! i wish the happy couple all the best!

  • Nancy

    thanks grumbler! it was a day to love.

  • Tracey

    Oh, my dear… how SPLENDID!! *swoons* How lovely that your girls could participate that way, and how darling you all are in your wedding finest… le sigh. Aren’t weddings just delicious?! HAPPY for you!! xox

  • Nancy

    it was crazy Sara- beautiful, touching and shocking that the time had flown to this point!

  • Sara

    amazeballs…. I had other friends who were also at their babysitters wedding this weekend! So fun!

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