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When Your Little Girl Gets Married
This is my experience of when your little girl gets married and the beauty, happiness and love that is shared by two people that were once a little boy, now husband and my little girl, now wife and newlyweds.
I remember like it was yesterday when my little girl was born. So beautiful, precious and pure. Now twenty six years later she is married and now a wife to the man she has loved for years.
It is so hard to see daddy's little girl grown and married, but the memories will be with me as she grew up and became a lady, and a beautiful lady at that. I will always treasure these memories of all the softball games she played in and the all the concerts in school. All the spelling bees she was in and had won.
Taking her on trips to Washington Crossing in Pennsylvania each year with her brother and their mom. I remember how excited she was when Fall was coming knowing it was getting close to the trip to Washington Crossing and having that one simple hot dog and a soda put the biggest smile her face. How something so simple to us adults can make a little girl light up from ear to ear.
I remember all the Summers we went to Long Beach Island for our week or two vacation in the summer. My daughter and her brother had a ball going fishing, crabbing, and just having the best time of their lives. Not a worry in the world and just having fun like all children should.
I remember her bringing home those straight A report cards and I smiled and said, my little girl is going to make something out of herself in her adult life and I was so right.
MY LITTLE GIRL IS NOW A WIFE
My little girl now grown and married worked so hard in school to make sure she had a great future in her career and to prepare for what life was about to throw at her. She knew what was involved to make a wonderful life for herself.
She went to a private University and studied and got her BA in Corporate Communications. I was so proud of her when she received her Diploma on that beautiful sunny day. She graduated with Honors and on the Deans List. How proud that made me and knowing that twenty six years ago (while writing this) watching her in the delivery room being born.
On May 19th, 2012 I walked my little girl down the aisle to be wed to her fiance, and within minutes her last name will change. The last walk, arm and arm with teary eyes heading up to the altar to give my little girls hand to her fiance soon to be her husband within minutes from that moment. While that walk seemed like miles and so many fond memories flashed before my eyes knowing in a minute or two my little girl will be married and start her own family as her Mom and I did twenty six years.
Who gives this woman to this man? I stood up with a lump in my throat, and said, "Her Mother and I." I knew from that second on my little girl's life was about to change and so was mine.
WHAT WENT THROUGH MY MIND
You can't imagine what was going through my mind as I was getting closer and closer to the altar to give my little girl away. A thousand things were going through my mind and remembering flash backs of the younger years of my little girl and all the fun we had through the years, and here I am now giving her hand in marriage to the man she loves and adores.
I will treasure and remember every minute of the Wedding and the wonderful reception she put together. Seeing her face just light up, and that beautiful smile she had from ear to ear though out the entire day told me she was truly happy.
Her husband is a truly remarkable man and I know they are meant for each other. I can see the love in their eyes as they stared at each other saying their vows. I know in my heart that they are a match made in Heaven.
God Bless You Stefani and Brandon. May all your dreams come true in your married life.