Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A Wedding at our House
Teddy, the groom and the lovely bride saying their vow with the minister/wedding planner
The beautiful bride.
My girls are so creative and busy. My youngest is especially busy. She is always into something and continually making "projects". When I tuck her in her bed at night, I have to uncover projects and more projects. Let me just say that we cannot keep glue, paper or crayons at our house.
I have been under the weather the last week or so. I have had a terrible toothache and found out today that I need a root canal. That is bad news to me in many ways, mainly the financial sort of way. Anyway...back to the point. I was in a lot of pain and really didn't feel like dealing with any of my girl's antics. I had already called off our homeschool for today, except for our Jump Start computer programs. As most moms know, the day you feel least like 'joining in' is the day they want you to join in the most. So it was today. The younger girls came fluttering in my room to tell me that there was going to be a wedding at noon. Yes, my seven year old was to marry one very big teddy bear. It seems that Teddy proposed to my daughter last night at bed time. She said yes, and informed her sister that Teddy would have to sleep in her bed because she was not yet married. (YAY!!) So, for more than an hour. I heard giggling and fussing and running around. One of the other girls was the wedding planner, decorator and the minister. She is a real take charge type of girl. The bride dressed herself and one of my lace curtains became a veil. I attended the wedding at noon, reluctantly due to pain, but I am so glad I did. It was so adorable. They set up a wedding isle and chairs in the living room and the minister lead them in beautiful vows. It was so sweet and funny. It was also a reminder that these precious moments are flying by so fast. My oldest is 19 and no longer at home and it seems like yesterday that I was watching him play with Thomas the Train. My little bride is my youngest and she will be 8 years old in June. Soon, the wedding will be for real, with no teddy bears for grooms. Everyday, I close my eyes and say to myself "remember this...remember the way they look, the way they sound, the way it feels to have their little arms wrapped around me. Life is precious, but life is short.