Our family will remember 2022 as the year of the wedding. Our son got married in November. I had no idea a wedding was such a massive undertaking with at least a thousand details needing attention. And I got off easy as the groom’s mom.
In the end, the ceremony was gorgeous, the bride was breathtaking, and the groom was cute as could be. Though the weather didn’t cooperate and provide the outdoor wedding Hannah had her heart set on, the rustic wedding barn fit their style. And I gained the sweetest daughter-in-law I could have ever prayed for.
About three hours before the big event, I learned I was supposed to dance with Logan. I can’t dance, but I did the sway thing anyway. And picked the song, Wind Beneath My Wings by the original artist, Gary Morris for our sway. I don’t cry pretty, so I prepped myself all day, reminding myself since their house wasn’t ready, they’d live with us for a few more weeks or months and he wasn’t going anywhere except for a brief honeymoon, so I WOULD not cry.
And I didn’t. We laughed about how slow the song was, as he made fun of the sappy lyrics and my dancing abilities.
I also learned things. Throwing birdseed is old news. Today’s couples have the bridal party hold sparklers as the couple leaves. But tradition remains. Hannah Bourgeois (Booj wah) is now Hannah Vannatter. Say that three times fast. She moved from the beginning to the end of the alphabet. People still can’t spell her last name and she still has to pronounce it for them (Van Adder).
For us, it was the wedding of the century. After the brief honeymoon, the bride and groom lived with us until mid-January. The day they got electricity, they were gone. But only across the road. We can almost see their house from our driveway. I keep threatening to cut some trees so we can. Even though, they’re just across the road, I miss them. They don’t come see us as often as I’d like, which would be every day, and I try not to be an annoying mother-in-law and show up at their house too often.
With the wedding and the newlyweds gone, I’m back at my desk. The new desk I got for Christmas, with help from my Georgia cousin, Robin, who works at a furniture store. I LOVE IT! Finally, I have plenty of room and storage. My computer faces the window instead of the wall. I’m busily revising two of my writing projects. I don’t have any new books releasing, but I’m working on it.
In the meantime, I have quite a pile of books I’ve edited for giveaway. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing. One winner may choose from the following print books. Click on each title to read about them:
Love in the Squared Circle by Heather Greer
Forever Home by Hope Toler Dougherty
Love in Any Season (novella collection) by Regina Rudd Merrick, Amy R. Anguish, Sarah Anne Crouch, & Heather Greer
Sharktooth Island (novella collection) by Susan Page Davis, Linda Fulkerson, Elena Hill, & Deborah Sprinkle
Bentonsport: A Christmas Story by Lisa Schnedler
Question for Readers: Have you been to any weddings lately? Tell us about your favorite wedding you’ve ever attended?
Come back March 3rd for Donna Schlachter!