God. Thankfulness. Love. Friendship. Happiness. Heart. Tears. Joy. Emotion. Commitment. Family. Children. Bond. Sharing. Support. Contentment. Unit…
Words above milled through my mind last Sunday afternoon during my youngest son’s wedding day. While sitting on the edge of my white covered seat, wrinkled tissues were clutched between nervous fingers and thumb. Soon, two would unite as one.
My son is a big guy. Still, he never looked quite sooo tall as he did on that day. Dressed in a crisp navy blue suit with stripes thin of white, he had a lovely rose with delicate petals tight, pinned to his left lapel. Sweet scents drifted towards my front table. Soon soft lyrics of music began to play.
This tall, handsome son of mine who has travelled so far in his short young life waited to greet his beautiful bride at the end of the aisle. There, he clasped her shaking hands in the two of his own. Proud…that’s the word I was searching for. He was oh-so-proud of the young woman who was about to become his wife.
My boy’s eyes, sea-colored windows to his soul became glass covered and misty when first he caught sight of her. Never before, had the bride looked more beautiful to him or anyone. Her face flushed pink. Aglow from head to toe, her long blond hair was pulled smoothly back away from her lovely face. Braided curls were pinned behind her head and she wore billows of flowing chiffon. White trimmed with a touch of silver beading. She sparkled and shined like an angel in my imagination.
Listening to marriage vows of your ‘youngest one’ is a rite of passage of sorts. My husband and I reached to hold hands. Together, we had prayed for this day to come, for our son to find his special one. With a lap plopped full of ruffled white, our little grand-daughter sat contentedly holding a satin basket filled with petals blushed sweet. Her daddy stood next to his brother as a groomsman, an honor to witness this wonderful occasion. My little boys had grown into teens and morphed into men long ago. In some ways, this put the final seal of wax acceptance on the back of the envelope for me. How wonderful to see!
There was no doubt how meaningful the wedding vows were when spoken between the bride and groom during the ceremony. Much more than simple words of blue written on papers of white. Two lives becoming one. A team to be. A family of three with a future, you see?
God. Thankfulness. Love. Friendship. Happiness. Support. Heart. Tears. Joy. Emotion. Commitment. Family. Children. Bond. Sharing. Contentment. Unit. Peace.