FOB and I watched Fiddler on the Roof yesterday. We've enjoyed this musical for many years together, especially as our kids were getting older. Having 2 delightful daughters we've always known the time would come for weddings and such. This movie is great, tender, full of funny lines, beautiful songs and dances, worth watching many times. I've shed tears during it when we didn't have a wedding on the horizon! Between the giggling, laughing and sniffling, I 'd say we got lots of stress released. ! Especially FOB.
You might remember I was a teary momma the first weekend of this month with the bridal showers...so it was the poppa's time I guess.
I was telling my mom how teary eyed I had been. She said, "I didn't look at it as giving you kids away. To me, we just gained another."
I assured her that's our plan too. But regardless, it still can be a tender time.
Along with a few frustrations tossed in.
Recently Bride and I exchanged emails of who's-doing-what-lists. It was kind of funny actually, because I was forgetting some things we had already discussed so had asked her again. When she responded "I thought we had discussed this and...." woops!!
I was telling this to my amazing sister and she giggled along with me. Then she said, "I think you and Bride need to just give each other grace. At this point you are both going to forget some things because there is sooo much to remember. "
I come from a family of wise women doncha think?