Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holding On, Letting Go

My daughter is getting married in July. She is busy, busy, busy. Even though she lives with us right now, we hardly see her. She is either working, doing bridal things, or visiting her fiance. Dawn and I have had some fun trips buying little things like ribbon and material for favors, helping her check out a Photobooth place, being there when she got her dress and laughing as we checked out some funny sunglasses at a party store.

Dawn and I have always been sort of buddies. I was her mother and raised her for sure, but we have always had fun together. I played dolls with her and taught her how to do paper cutting. We have spent many happy hours shopping till we drop. How am I going to replace my best girlfriend? I know it's not supposed to be that way, but it just is with us. She feels the same way, I think. At least she said so in a Mother's Day poem way back when.

There is going to be a big hole at our house soon. Yes, I get my closet back, but that doesn't make up for losing her. Oh, she will still be in the area, at least for awhile. Still, it will never be like it is now. A daughter is a special person. My daughter is amazing. She makes me laugh. She is unique in all the world. I can't wait to see her on her wedding day in her gorgeous dress.

So Dawn, I wish you and Dave all the best in the world. Be sure to come over sometime and we'll go shopping.

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  1. Congrats to your daughter! I'm still extremely close to my mom even though I haven't lived with her in almost twenty years. It's a bond you just can't break.

  2. Sounds like a bitter sweet time. My daughter is only 9 so I have a few more immediate years with her. :O)

  3. it's an adjustment for sure, but it forces both of you to expand...and in the long run, it's even better!

  4. Love that Dawn! Looking forward to our date with her and Dave, tonight! :)

  5. Hi Nancy -

    Congrats to your daughter! My Mom and I have a similar relationship. Trust me - she'll still enjoy shopping with you. :)


  6. You made me remember when my daughter got married and the fun and sweet times we had together while we prepared. But she moved so far away! You are blessed to have yours nearby:)

  7. Hope you will stop by arise 2 write and read about the Vermont Church plant and share it with your church/friends/prayer groups/etc.
    Hugs, andrea

  8. Nancy, it is nice to hear about your relationship with Dawn. I am sad that I will never experience those "things". But then again I would never trade Mitch for the World. If it means anythng to you, my mom and I got closer after I got married and had Mitch :)