If you are a regular reader of my blog, you might be wondering why I haven’t posted anything new in quite awhile. We just returned from my niece’s wedding. I had good intentions of trying to keep up posting while we were gone, but they flew out the window as all our family began to arrive. The last thing I wanted to do was to sit in the hotel typing away while everyone was enjoying each other’s company.
We have been anticipating this event for months. It was like a family and friends reunion with people arriving from all over the country. The morning of the ceremony, I had the joy of having a “girly” morning at the salon with my daughter, who was one of the bridesmaids, the matron of honor and her daughter the flower girl, my sister-in-law, the mother of the bride, and of course, the bride, my beautiful niece. We had mimosas and scones and laughed and talked all morning. What a fabulous start to what was a fabulous day!
My niece looked like a fairy-tale princess, and the handsome groom couldn’t have been a more dashing Prince Charming. I sat next to my sister-in-law and we squeezed hands as we watched K. walk down the aisle on the arm of my brother. The wad of tissues I held in my hand came in quite handy. The reception was animated with conversation, tender speeches, and dancing. Before we knew it, it was over and we returned to the hotel. We hung out in our room with our family to recap the weekend, no one wanting the evening to end and our time together to be over.
Sunday we met over my brother’s house for brunch before taking our three kids, daughter-in-law and granddaughter to the airport. It was hard to say good-bye knowing it will be months before we see each other again. Isn’t that the way it is with momentous events like this? You are on such a high for so long, anticipating all being together and sharing in such an important time. You can’t get enough of each other, and then, before you know it, the magic moment ends, everyone returns home, and you have a hard time being without each other again. What took months and months of planning is over in the twinkling of an eye. But we are left with beautiful memories. Oh, and now I have a new nephew who is going to help me build a potting bench for my garden. That’s a bonus.