Not only was my sister's oldest son about to be married....but, three of my four grandchildren were in the wedding. Owen, 5, was to be one of two ring bearers and Audrey 3, and Celia 3 were two of the four flower girls.
Owen had some trepidation early on about beaing a ring bearer. His sister, Audrey, told him not to worry....that he would be fine. (Ah, out of the mouths of babes!) I even bought him a cute book about a little boy who was to be a ring bearer. The little boy in the story thought that meant that he had to be a "ring BEAR"! Grrr. I'm not sure whether this story relaxed him or scared him even more....
The Massachusett's weather can be quite chilly and rainy this time of year. We were all prepared for anything as we carried shawls and pashminas with us to the ceremony. But, Mother Nature gave us a gift of a weekend filled with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures! It was truly lovely.
Sitting in my seat, I heard a small child crying in the distance where the wedding party was organizing. "Oh, dear, please don't let that be one of my grandkids..." I thought to myself. : ) I tried to see if the cry was recognizable...all to no avail. I had no recourse but to sit and await the processional and hope for the best.
As I spotted Owen walking down the aisle, I was relieved to see that he had a huge smile on his face and was looking adorable in his minny tuxedo. He helped the younger ring bearer by putting his arm through his. He delivered the ring and took a seat. I began to relax.
Several seconds later came my two precious granddaughters, dressed in their adorable white dresses with an aqua ribbon around their waists, giggling with joy as they began to reach into their baskets and throw the white rose petals on the grass. Audrey's giggles turned to laughter as she said to her cousin, Celia, "This is so silly!" Everyone who was within earshot smiled at her comment and then she did the most adorable thing as she reached the end of the grassy aisle....she put her arm around Celia and gave her a hug....totally unsolicited or rehearsed!
Be still my heart.... : )