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Monday, September 17, 2012

The Wedding

The bride and groom repeated their vows in front of this spectacular vista on a bluff at Mount Pleasant Winery. It seemed as though the fields behind them went on forever.

Although clouds covered both sun and sky in varying shades of gray, it wasn't a problem for us at all. The joyful emotions felt by each guest that witnessed the wedding on Sunday provided more than enough color for the occasion.

Sigh. Nothing beats a beautiful wedding. I have to admit a few tears slid down my cheeks during both the ceremony and the mother-son dance. Okay, so I'm hopelessly sentimental. Aren't all Moms? It's an emotional roller coaster when it comes to our kids. No matter how many years go by, we still agonize over their pain and feel feather-light over their happiness.

My little boy is now a married man. If I had wings, I'm pretty sure I could fly.


Fireblossom said...

Aw! Congratulations to them!

Lynn said...

Awwww, congratulations. How beautiful for you.

Tammy said...

Beautiful picture. Congratulations to all!

Two French Bulldogs said...

congratulations little-big man
Benny & Lily

Linda O'Connell said...

This post and your take on moms made me cry. It is so true. Beautiful, just beautiful. Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law.

Mary Horner said...

Beautiful. I thought about you last weekend, looks like everything went well!

Unknown said...

Lovely comments and we are so pleased it went well. Truly a special day. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

haopee said...

Awww. This is so sweet. Seeing your little boy into a grown man is such an accomplishment you should be proud of. Congratulations.

By the way, I wanted to tell you guys that I'm doing a dog book giveaway in my blog. The book's title is Follow the Dog Home and it's open to residents of continental US and Canada.

I didn't want any of my bloggy friends to be left uninformed so here's the URL

Huggies and Cheese,


Mariodacat said...

What a lovely couple. Yes, a mother's work, worry, love never ends!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I'd say you're entitled. Congratulations to the happy couple and the families that love them!

Unknown said...

Nellie's Mom

Ann Summerville said...

Congrats. It's difficult to explain to someone who hasn't gone through it, isn't it? My daughter was married a few years ago and on an already emotional day, I was shocked when I saw my younger son (who usually only wore baggy jeans and a t-shirt) in a tux. I didn't realize how grown up he was. I hope you have written down your feelings to put in their wedding album. I know how eloquent you are with words and I'm sure he will appreciate it.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Pat,
What a sweet post. Congratulations to you and your family.