I have two handsome sons. In
December 2015 January 2016, I will finally get a daughter!
No, this isn’t the longest pregnancy in the history of womankind. It doesn’t involve childbirth at ALL.
My youngest son is getting married.
I love my new daughter-to-be. Besides making my son happy (which is important to Mama Bear), she’s a wonderful person.
Everyone who knows me has heard me loudly give thanks that I had two boys. Dodging the epic drama caused by residing in proximity to a teenage girl is reason enough. Not that all drama was dodged – have you met my youngest son? – but it was nothing compared to what a daughter would have brought home.
Now, however, I’m ready to have a daughter (or two, if only my other son would pop the question to his long-time girlfriend). There are so many things to share with a daughter that sons don’t care about.
You know what I mean, right? Things like:
- Home décor
- Color schemes
- Holiday planning
- Discussion of many topics
What’s even more humbling for me is: she wants to include me in the wedding planning process.
I love weddings. I think every wedding should be unique and reflect the personalities and values of the couple being united.
My own wedding was a fiasco, of sorts. Well, not the actual wedding, although it wouldn’t be a wedding if there weren’t a few unexpected occurrences. It was the planning phase of my wedding that caused more fallout than a nuclear blast.
It’s not worth rehashing. Suffice it to say, I decided right then that I was NOT GOING TO BE THAT MOTHER. If asked, I would offer my opinion, but my financial aid would not be contingent upon getting me way.
Whose wedding is it anyway?
It’s not my wedding. It is my son and daughter’s (*smiling just saying this*) special day. It should be where they want, including who they ask. Decorations, attire, food choices and anything else should be their choice.
Later this month, I get to go on the first wedding dress shopping trip. I’m so honored to be asked to join in with her mom and girlfriends.
Now, to practice buttoning my lip and seasoning my opinions with grace…
Do you have sons or daughters? Any wedding stories you want to share?
12 thoughts on “A Daughter – Finally!”
I love your attitude! What an awesome mom-in-law you will be!
I hope so. I’m looking forward to this next “phase” of parenthood.
She is going to be so happy with you being a mother-in-law. I was blessed with one like you. Enjoy her different perception of life and take advantage of her company.
If I can bite my opinionated tongue, we will get along marvelously! She is a jewel.
Wow, how lovely. I surely will borrow your words!
Congratulations! I hope everything goes off without a hitch, other than the hitching that necessary, of course!
Oh weddings are destined to NOT go according to plan. As long as the marriage lasts, it was a success.
I’m very excited though!
It’s the stuff that doesn’t go according to plan that make the best stories. 🙂
And stories are what we writers live to discover. My non-writerly future daughter? Not so much.
My mother-in-law didn’t bother me at all when it came to my wedding. We decided on a small intimate one, with our closest family and friends. It was my older sister who tried to be all bossy about it lol. So happy for you and so sweet that you will be there to help.
Aren’t older sisters supposed to be bossy? I thought that was a thing. I know my sister thinks she is the boss of me – still – and we haven’t lived together in more than 20 years!
I will probably post about the wedding dress shopping experience at some point.
Lol. Yeah, mines is bossy. The Lord is working on her hahaha.
So exciting! I’ll be sure to visit and read all about it.