Wednesday, October 26, 2011
For several months my dining room was "wedding central" ~ it housed everything from all the glassware and candles to our craft projects to the clothes and shoes of the bride herself.
The week before the wedding I paused to gaze at her dress, and noticed that it was hanging in front of a favorite watercolor. Years ago, before my wedding, I commissioned a local artist to paint the church where I would be married....even the clock in the painting is "set" to the time of our ceremony.
As I looked at my daughter's dress hanging in front of my wedding chapel, I was struck by how full the years between that chapel and her dress have been. Full of blessings. Rich in love. Abundant in adventure. Seasoned with challenges. I loved that quiet moment ~ taking it all in, happily nostalgic.
Don't you love that a quick trip into the next room to find the camera, and a moment like this can be captured for all time? Maybe some day another dress will be hanging in front of this photo.....