Countdown to Katie's Wedding
She got married in 2010 and was a beautiful bride, but an even lovelier woman.
Five weeks remain until my baby walks down the aisle in her ivory wedding gown and becomes a young wife.
Where have the years gone? Doesn't every parent utter those words?
You were so recently nestled in my arms, trusting me for everything and loving me simply because of that trust.
When our children are babies and even toddlers, we don't question their love or their loyalty, its only once they become thinkers and begin to develop their own thoughts and feelings that we realize that we, as parents, are questioned and that our way, isn't always going to be "their" way.
You ran and jumped and skipped thru life and now here you are, confident, happy, smiling and ready to go forward, as you must, and for all the world, I cannot help but feel the need to hold onto those days gone by.
The day is inevitable and I know that I will, as I always do, accept it and be happy for it.
I will look at you in a new, and different way, for being a wife and ultimately, a mother, will change our relationship.
I just wanted you to know before it all begins (and ends) how much you have meant to me and how much I shall miss the little girl, but will also welcome the young woman.