A Little Stressed & That’s No Lion!
The wedding is in three days!
As you might suspect, things are a little crazy around here right now. But this is Wednesday, and the Naked Truth must be told—that sounds so impressive, doesn’t it? Much better than, “I’m type-A and if I miss my regular posting day I’m likely to explode.” So lets just go with the whole “Naked Truth” thing.
The last week has been packed with preparations for my daughter’s wedding. I spent Sunday morning Frankenstein-ing one of the bridesmaid’s dresses (long story), and as I’m not a seamstress, the outcome was iffy. As it turns out, I did a pretty good job for someone with no clue what she’s doing. The process took me about four hours—something either of my grandmothers could have accomplished in under an hour, eyes closed, while preparing a feast for twenty—and as such, I had a lot of time to think. And it occurred to me that the gulf between my heart’s view of my daughter and REALITY is wide. You see, in my heart, she’s still just a cub:
But in REALITY:
She’s grown into her own woman, strong and beautiful. She doesn’t need me to protect her anymore, though she knows I would.
And after Saturday, her life will be more like this:
Okay, well . . . this is the Naked Truth, so let’s be real. Sometimes it will look like this:
See you next week, buttercup, for more of the Naked Truth . . . and wedding pictures!
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