Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. at last.

Pat Davids here.

I went to a wedding last Saturday. It wasn’t just any wedding. It was unconventional, and it was the wedding that I have been waiting thirty-five years to attend. My daughter got married.
This is her family. I wish I has some wedding pictures to share, but I haven't gotten my copies yet.

Now, I know some of you are mothers and grandmothers so you will understand when I tell you that I have only been happier than I was Saturday three times in my life. Once when my daughter was born, once when my grandson, Joshua, was born and again when his sister, Shantel, was born.

All brides are beautiful, but even as a writer I can’t begin to describe how radiant my girl looked as she came down the aisle on her daddy’s arm. Even as I’m writing this post I’m getting tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

I’ll bet you think I was the one crying at the ceremony, don’t you?
Nope. I did not. I smiled so much my face hurt, but I didn’t cry.
You know who was crying?
Not the bride.
Not the groom.
Not my husband.
Not my mother.
Not even the groom’s mother.

The one who was crying pure tears of joy was my daughter’s little girl. For Shantel, it was more than a dream come true. It was all her wishes rolled into one.

You see, my Kathy and Tony have been together for ten years. Shantel is nine and that child was happier and more excited than all the rest of us put together when her daddy finally married her mother.

She made a beautiful flower girl. She walked down the aisle proudly with the ring bearer at her side--Duchess, the family dog. Did I mention my daughter and Tony were unconventional?
They are, but they are finally husband and wife in the sight of God and what He has joined together let no man put asunder.

This momma is so happy!


Project Journal said...

Congratulations, Pat!! I think that sounds like it was well deserved : )

I'm glad you all finally had your day!

Julie Hilton Steele said...

Blessings, blessings, Pat, for all of you.

Melanie said...

Congratulations to you, your daughter, and her family!
Incidentally, I started reading "The Doctor's Blessing" today, and I'm enjoying it very much.

Merrillee said...

What a wonderful blessing for your family.

Pat Davids said...

Thanks for the congrats everyone. I'm coming down off my cloud. I've got a book due in a couple of weeks so I must buckle down and get it finished.

Martha Eskuchen said...

What a nice event! I am happy for you, your daughter and your granddaughter + the guys too! I would have trouble understanding that unconventionality but I am glad it worked for them and has come to this happy point!