Monday, July 4, 2016
#MicroblogMondays: Never the (mother of the) bride
Well, I HAVE been the bride (which some women want but never get to be)(and I've been a bridesmaid, once, for SIL). But I will never be the mother of the bride. :( (Or the groom, for that matter.)
I will soon, however, be the (very proud) aunt & godmother of the groom -- and while that's certainly not the same thing, it IS pretty damned exciting, on its own merits. :)
I spent several hours over the weekend, helping the mothers of the bride & the groom (my SIL) put together centrepieces, raffle and game prizes, party favours, etc., for Oldest Nephew's Fiancee's upcoming bridal shower. Were there some painful moments? Yes. I sat silently, stuffing candy into tiny boxes and tying & curling ribbons while the (deservedly) proud & excited mothers talked about their children, compared parenting notes and swapped old war stories. As usual, I seemed to be the only adult woman there (excluding the bride) who wasn't a mother. (Of a living child, anyway.)
But it was also fun. And it was nice to be asked, to be included, to feel like I was even a small part of things. I will never get to do this for my own daughter --- this is as close to the mother of the bride (or groom) experience as I'm ever going to get. (At least until Younger Nephew's wedding, a couple of years from now...!) And I'm determined to savour every minute of it.
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.