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They say time does not wait for anyone. But at moments like these, it seems time passed by much too fast. If I simply close my eyes, I can see my daughter as she was the minute she was born, the day we brought her home and every moment between then and now- as she stands before me simply glowing from delight.
Before I get sentimental, however, I want to thank each and every one of you for joining us on this extremely special day. It means a lot to us that you would take time out to be a part of this joyous occasion. For everyone who helped with the wedding preparations- and there were many- I am truly grateful to all of you, from the very bottom of my heart.
Though, I dare say I am glad the seemingly endless wedding preparations and decisions have come to an end. Not to say that I didn’t enjoy every single minute of it but it seems fonts and fondant colors are all I have been dreaming of lately. Although, seeing how it all came together and realizing I was able to give my daughter the wedding she always yearned for- well there is just no other thought that could have made me happier.
As a mother, this day brings joy to my heart, knowing that my baby girl is truly happy and on the way to starting her own family and building her own life but at the same time, the realization that she is no longer my baby girl- that she has grown up and will soon have babies of her own- simply brings tears to my eyes.
I am immensely proud to see the sort of woman my daughter has grown up to become. The term may be clichéd and I may sound biased, but anyone who knows her will agree that she truly does have a heart of gold and a very kind soul. Knowing that and seeing her as the bride of a man who is just as kind and loving, a man who I am honored to call my son-in-law – that is more than any mother could ask for.
There may never be enough words to express how I feel right at this moment; it is emotionally overwhelming and it is delightful at the same time.
However, the one thing I know for sure is that it feels surreal to see my beloved daughter look as ravishing and as content as she does right now, right beside her husband. With that being said, I wish you two all the happiness in the world and hope that as you journey together, through life, you fall deeper in love and spend a lifetime of magical and wonderful moments by each other’s side. As Rumi said, “Live life as though everything is rigged in your favor”.