|My daughter Katie Beth & Nate, her husband-to-be|
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." ~Mignon McLaughlin, American journalist and author
I am writing this blog post sixteen days before my daughter's wedding. You are reading it on July 15th, her wedding day.
I'm already imagining how I will feel on the day--that bittersweet tangle of emotions. Happiness. Sadness. Pride. Regret. (Did I do enough? Say enough? Pray enough? You don't stop praying just because your child gets married.)
I know that I know that I know that Katie Beth and Nate love one another. And I know that I know that I know that they will face challenges that will test their love for each other. Every married couple does.
As I untangle my emotions, I am going to choose to be joy-filled and happy for my daughter and my son-in-love. I won't focus on missing my daughter. Instead, I will thank God for how he answered the prayers my husband and I prayed for our daughter's future husband--with Nate.
The future is here. Now.
I will stand to the side and watch them embrace it.
And I will never stop praying for them.
It's what a mom does.
Labels: Beth K. Vogt, In Others' Words, marriage