Giving Her Away: A Mother of the Bride’s Story
This is a guest post by our friend, Karen Clark who shares a story from her daughter’s wedding day. Read why ‘motherhood is not for cowards.’ You can read more by Karen at www.karengilesclark.com.
I am still reliving my daughter’s wedding. It was a magical, emotional, beautiful time to watch her walk down the aisle into the arms of the man God brought into her life 2 years ago. I saw, for the ﬁrst time, the love between them ﬁnally openly expressed. I had watched them for 2 years, and always felt like something was being held back, which puzzled me.
As I sat on the front row of the church as the “Mother Of The Bride”, I deﬁnitely had a front row seat to witness love ﬁnally allowing itself to overﬂow. A new understanding and appreciation for my “new” son was born. He had held his emotions in for so long, not wanting to arouse the passion that was just bubbling up, with no where to ﬂow, until the “I Do” was spoken. As I watched his heart overﬂow with tears as the vows were spoken, my “mother’s heart” was relieved.