When you are the mother of the groom on your son’s wedding day
you are like a gallbladder
necessary to some extent but if you cause trouble then out you go
I wanted to remember my place.
The day was so NOT about me! It was about the Lord, my boy and his stunning bride!
But that doesn’t mean it was easy though I really wanted to behave like a good little gall bladder
especially since my son was getting married in a foreign country
Yikes, the struggle is/was real…
Totally out of my comfort in a place unfamiliar
Lacking close friends and extended family
It was a lonely place
My husband was my oldest son’s best man and so understandably Nathan was his first priority
I got ready by myself and prepared emotionally and spiritually for the moments ahead alone.
As I stood waiting to walk down the aisle, hearing Spanish all around me, just awaiting instruction
It was my daughter-in-love Kelsie whom God used to be my support.
She pulled me aside and blessed me with these words,
“I’m going to take care of everything. Just enjoy the moments. Give me your purse, give me your phone, I’ll take all the pictures, you just be.”
Oh my word.
Little, insignificant African Violet gown dressed me.
In spite of a raging root canal infection developing
In spite of her own emotions and needs
Kelsie was there for me…
We sat together, observed the Salvadoran wedding ceremony,
I think I even put my hand on her lap just because it felt good to have her near
I did not feel alone anymore. We haven’t been family for all that long. She and Aaron have only been married since May but her kindness embraced and ministered to my spirit.
Though I told her that I was her project for the evening, I didn’t expect her to take it seriously. Or to do it cheerfully. For someone so new to the care of feeding of a mother-in-law, Kelsie is a pro. That night, our entire family welcomed a new dear one to our family together.
Lu became Kelsie’s sister that night. Lu became another daughter for me to love.
I’m one blessed gall bladder.
Thanks be to God. Thank you Lord for noticing me and for using a special girl to offer me things I needed.