Friday, July 23, 2010

The Wedding

One day when my son was about 4 years old we were walking down the road, with several dogs in tow, and he asked me how he would know who to marry. Excited to start this talk early, I told him he should marry a girl that was moral, honest and loved to laugh. I'm sure I went on and on and said way too much, which is usually my way.
He listened very carefully and then turned his sweet face to me and said,
"And she HAS to love dogs."
I agreed that would be a very important trait as well.
From that moment on I thought about the girl that he would marry. Would he find that dog loving moral honest laughing girl?
Yes he did....and she is beautiful.

On July 17th we celebrated the wedding of my boy and his girl. It was perfect. I have never seen my boy so happy. It was a weekend filled with fun, food, family and friends. Not only did my son marry the perfect girl he married into a wonderful family and now my only child has two little brothers and in laws that adore him.
And we have a sweet, moral, honest daughter.....who happens to love dogs.

She didn't bat an eye when I told her my son's dowry was 5 ducks and a goat.


Marigold said...

Beautifully written. 'nuf said. Congratulations to you ALL!

Chris (Q.Quattra's mom) said...

How that happpiness shines through in the newlywed photo. Congratulations on your new, young family!
Post more wedding photos!

Holly said...

isn't it wonderful when you love the newest member as much as the ones who have resided in your heart since they became "them"?

Congratulations to all of you!

Wendy said...

I loved this post. I also told my now 22 year old son about women, "if she doesn't like animals, Alex or children, run for the hills!" and he's definitely not ready for marriage but his g.f. is just what mama prescribed. Really mother's know best and good job with raising a son who picked a beautiful bride!

Mom L said...

This is wonderful! Congratulations to both families on finding each other!!!

Nancy in Iowa

goatgirl said...

I will post more photos later. I didn't take my camera to the wedding. Knowing there was going to be a wonderful photographer there I didn't want to experience the wedding behind the camera. I got this picture from a relative of the bride.
I can't wait to see the professional ones. I really admire the photographer's work. Plus she said she liked my blog:)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful. It almost made me cry; after all, it is a wedding.

icebear said...

Just beautiful! *sniffles* Congratulations to all.

@JDHealingTimeOnEarth said...

So glad it was all wonderful, Wendy. They look very happy and have chosen well.

Hearts just keep expanding, don't they?

Can't wait for more photos, too!

Country Girl said...

Congrats to him and you. Lovely story!

Mom L said...

And I love the new header - they are darling!

Lisa said...

Aww, that did so not make me cry a little bit.


Heather said...

I just love your boys face in this picture :) They are so happy! I can't wait to see more pictures.

MaskedMan said...

Wise son. Lucky girl. Happy momma.


goatgirl said...

Thanks everyone! We are so happy.