Cinderella’s wedding is just 3 days away. Needless to say the excitement level is growing. Everything is coming together just fine and outside of a few things I need to do like packing, I am ready.
The weather forecast for Friday, the day Corvette and I will drive 2 hours to the wedding destination is calling for 70 percent chance of rain. Wonderful. Well, I guess we will just deal with it.
I can’t wait to see Cinderella in her wedding gown walking down the isle. My eyes get wet just thinking about it. My mind is flooded with so many thoughts and memories these days. I remember when she was born. This was before everyone found out the sex of their babies. I already had LCpl Honda. I so wanted to have a girl, but I was convinced it would be another boy. When she came out, Corvette said, “Oh, it’s another boy!” I remember feeling a little disappointed when I heard the Doctor say, “Well if this is a boy that’s the funniest looking penis I have ever seen!” I said, “You mean it’s a girl!” He said, “That right!” And me, I was estatic!
Cinderella has always been a unique girl. Growing up she was my sweet, little and very girly child. She always surprises me like when she was going to start high school. Her brother, who was a year ahead, was on the wrestling team. When we went to his first match, Cinderella turned to me and said, “Mom, I am going to do that next year.” And she did! Just know that this was the boy’s wrestling team too! She managed to get a pretty good record and placed third in a tournament!
She also surprised me after graduation when she came and said she was joining the Army. This was pre-9/11 when people were not joing like they are today. She made it through basic training and we flew to Missouri to watch her graduate. Needless to say it was a very proud moment for Corvette and I. I am also proud to say I have a veteran daughter.
She has had tough times in her life, but I do not want to speak of those today. This wedding is about love and life. I will sit in the pew and watch my little girl marry a most wonderful man. My heart will take yet another beautiful picture! I do not expect any surprises from her on that day, but you never know!
Cinderella, I so love you and I will be the proudest Mother-of-the-Bride ever!