Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Mommy Moment

Today is what I like to call "A Mommy Moment". Today March 13, 2010 is my daughter Lauren's Bridal Shower. She wanted a small private event with her closest friends and family. As the weeks and days have inched closer to this event I have found myself reflecting more and more about her childhood, her teen years, her young adult years, even the hard times. Mostly I find myself thinking how truly happy I am to share in this moment with her. She is about to marry the man of her dreams. A man God has hand picked just for her. I know he will love and cherish her with his whole heart. For that, I feel extremely blessed and grateful.

Last night as I was thinking about this day and among the details I was also wondering what I should wear. For some reason I instantly recalled how I had on a pink blouse at my baby shower when I was pregnant with her. We chose not to find out if she was going to be a boy or a girl but deep down inside I had a feeling she was a girl. I thought it would be fitting to wear pink again today. You see I picked pink at my baby shower becasue I felt in heart she was going to be a girl (although I never told anyone I felt this).  Baby showers are a celebration that very soon a baby will  be born and it will mark the beginning of a new life with lots of changes and experiences. This bridal shower has the same meaning. This is a celebration that in a few short weeks it will be the beginning of a new life and lots of changes for my (grown up) baby now.

This moment is truly God answering a mother’s prayer. I am in the moment right now and I love you Lauren Elizabeth and thank you for allowing me to be such a part of your life. I know with all my heart that Stephen is the man God purposed just for you. I am so glad you found each other.   I will always treasure that God gave me a small glimpse of what was to come after you both met face to face for the first time....I knew then when he texted you and said he was still nervous. I looked at you and said, "It’s because he knows you are the one"...and then you looked at me and said "MOM! We just met!” I smiled and laughed but deep in my heart I just knew!

I celebrate this Mommy Moment with all of the other mothers who have prayed and watched their children grow up and leave the nest of "home" to make a new nest of "home" starting a new beginning with their beloved.

1 comment:

  1. The picture of you both is so beautiful. You can see God's joy in both of your faces. What better gift for a mother than to know that her daughter is marrying someone chosen by God.

    Looking at the two pictures of you, Sheryl, you don't look much different now so what is your beauty secret? Actually, I think I know -- it's the peace you've found as you go through your journey.

    I'm far away from the point of watching my children leave the nest but I hope when the time comes I handle it with the grace and support you've shown to Lauren.


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