My son got married on July 28. It was a happy and exciting day for all of us. The wedding was simple and very much a family affair, with our bride’s relatives preparing the food, and friends pitching in with the decorations and music etc.
My lovely new daughter-in-law would not have had it any other way. She is all about family. Her one special request was to have a brooch bouquet, rather than one made of flowers, and so her aunt sewed it by hand….from fabric taken from our bride’s deceased mother’s wedding gown. Nestled within each flower- like swirl of fabric was a lovely, sparkling brooch of silver or blue stones. A tiny framed portrait of her mom hung from one of the ribbons.
Special memories for me were receiving a rose from my son, shortly after they pronounced their vows, and also receiving a beautiful card from him, in which one of the things he wrote was, “Thank you for loving Brianna.” Isn’t that what our children would want perhaps most of all….that we would love the one they themselves love so much?
And….for those who know my deep love for St. Therese, did I mention that my daughter-in-laws’s middle name is Rose? 🙂
The newlyweds are on a plane flying home as I write this. May I ask your prayers for them as they begin their new life together?