Wedding Obsession?12:14 AM
My daughter has been obsessed with this photo lately...
As a result of constantly carrying it around with her, creating a "desk" with this as a fixture, and arranging "parties" with this as a focus point, she started asking, "Where is your wedding dress?" Luckily, we are staying at my parent's house, and that special dress has lived in one of their closets the past 10 years (10 years? I can't believe it's really been 10 years!) So I pulled it out to show her. She loved it! Then she asked me to try it on! I tried to explain that I was a bit, shall we say, thinner then. Ten years and 2 kids later, and I'm not the same size. It didn't register. She still wanted me to try it on. So I did...
I couldn't believe it! The zipper went all the way up without sucking in air! That made my day. And then came the memories! I remember poring through wedding magazines until I found the dress I loved. A long time friend of my mother's sewed it for me, and it turned out perfect. Simple and lovely.
I was amazed at how much this little girl knew about weddings and wedding dresses. She informed me that the veil went over my face until daddy lifted it to kiss me. She carried the train for me as I walked into the living room.
And then she informed me that I looked like I was on a cloud. I love this little girl! She has this amazing ability to make me feel like I'm the most beautiful mama in the world!
She's already told me that she is wearing this dress when she gets married. I love how little girls want to be like their mamas!
By the way, thanks for your comments and prayers yesterday. I try not to negatively rant and rave in this space, because I want it to be uplifting and positive. I also want to be real. Thanks for letting me do that!