From Teething Ring to Engagement Ring- (in three months or less?)
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter sent me a text stating she might . . .
get married this summer.
You will notice there are two parts to that message.
The “get married” part didn’t startle me. Not only have my daughter and her boyfriend been dating for ions, but they’ve also been discussing marriage plans. However the “this summer” part threw me for a loop.
They had been planning a 2013 wedding. Next summer.
After my husband performed CPR and got my heart pumping again, I counted the months and immediately shifted into fast gear, and (of course) raced to the computer where I Googled approximately three million wedding topics.
Oh, the things you can learn on the internet. For example, did you know the typical American wedding costs $25,000?
I don’t know about you, but that kind of money doesn’t grow on trees in the Denmans’ yard. Fortunately, you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. (Who knew?) Turns out, people in my neck of the woods spend far less to tie the knot than the average Googler.
With the computer shut down, I started talking to real people, who assured me that not only could I afford to marry my daughter off, but I could also execute the task in three months or less.
As the initial shock passed, the “get married” part hit me. Hard.
Don’t get me wrong, this wedding news was no surprise. So why did I keep remembering Steve Martin’s flashback scene from “Father of the Bride?” You know, the one where he envisions his grown daughter as a little girl?
It seems only last week we brought our baby girl home from the hospital. Now she wants to get married? Makes me realize something:
You know those sweet older women that tell young mothers to
“enjoy this time in life because it goes by so quickly?”
Well, they’re right.
And for crying out loud, now I’m one of them!
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
So begins my Mother-of-the-Bride Blog Series. (Mob BS, for short)
Since I have only three months to plan the wedding,
I’d appreciate any suggestions/warnings/condolences.