Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Yep, I'm writing about weddings.
"Why?" you ask. "Are you getting married?"
"Hell, no," I reply. "But, my son is."
"Ahhh," you say and nod your head in understanding.
Even though this is his second, it is his fiance's first, so it's a big deal. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know my trials and tribulations in the pursuit of an appropriate outfit. I've finally pieced one together. Nothing fancy. Pants, shirt, jacket, flats. I pride myself for my stand on being a low maintenance kind of gal. But, people still try and gussy me up.
"Are you going to get your nails done?"
"But you have such pretty hands. You need to show them off."
"They're fine."
"I've got some jewelry you could borrow."
"No thanks."
"But . . ."
I shake my head. "I'm wearing a piece out of my mom's jewelry box."
"You need more than one piece."
"No, I don't."
Don't get me wrong. It's not that I don't want to look nice for my son's wedding. But, it's not about me and how I look. It's about two people who have found somebody to love and love them back. And in this day and age, I think we can all agree, this is a feat that is becoming rare.
So, I'll watch my son and his bride exchange vows and I'll dance at the reception and I'll smile for the pictures. And on my way home, I'll pray my son will be happy.


  1. Barbara Kerr-ThompsonMarch 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Ahhhh, what a lovely piece, Wanda Kay. Makes me think of your wedding day, standing besides you and what a beautiful bride you were.
    I will also say a prayer of happiness for Zach and Chastity this weekend.

  2. PS...I'm really glad you wearing a piece of jewelry from your Mom. You'll carry her with you in your heart, I'm sure.

  3. Great post, Wanda. I loved the way you included dialogue. Made it a fun read.

    I agree about your mom's jewelry. That's awesome. At least three generations at the wedding now. Sending my congrats.

  4. Right attitude! Blessings to the happy couple... and to a son who will love his mom no matter how she's dressed ;-)

  5. Thanks everybody for reading and for your support.

  6. I think it is awesome Wanda that you are wearing your moms jewelry. Congratulations to the happy couple and it will soon all be over and everything will go back to normal.