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.
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
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
with dresses that twirl and cows in the background
set in a spectacular backdrop of meadow and farmland
and I got to wear a dress I love
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.