Saturday, January 14, 2012

Big Shoes to Fill...

Camera ready!

Time to fess up..

I have three wonderful and delightful sons and I wouldn’t change that for the world!

And yes…

I have always wanted a daughter.

There came that moment in our early marriage when my husband and I asked ourselves. “Should we try for a girl?” But after considerable thought and deliberation. After acknowledging how blessed we were with three beautiful and healthy little boys. We decided that our plate (and our joy) was full.

I consoled myself with these thoughts…

Someday there will be a little girl who needs me and I will have room in my life and in my heart for her.

Today I had the privilege of going wedding dress shopping with my beautiful niece, Sarah. I felt so honored to be asked to spend this very special day with her.

Today she was that little girl who needed me.

Sarah’s mom, my sister in law and dear friend, Nancy, died of melanoma when Sarah was 22 years old.  She would have so enjoyed this eventful day with her daughter! And perhaps I could have tagged along for Auntie support and fun and gossip!  The three of us would have laughed and cried and laughed some more. Oh, what mischief we could have gotten into!

Today I had big shoes to fill. But I was not alone. I know Nancy was there with us.

When Sarah stepped onto the platform with that beautiful wedding dress on an angel bent down and kissed her. She was all aglow.

God works in mysterious ways.

Today Sarah, Nancy and I went wedding dress shopping together.


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