August is here.
It’s a big month.
It’s my birthday month. My sister’s, too. We were born on the same day, two years apart. I’m the younger one, only taller. My niece out in California also has a birthday this month. It’s my sister’s daughter, Camille, who is most like my own. Both the girls can be seen in cool glasses and even cooler converse sneakers, often with a sketch pad and colored pencils in close proximity. They live to draw and create things, amazing things. They love to dress up and have a flair for pulling off elaborate costumes (ie., that time my daughter went to her Senior prom in a one-of-a-kind duct tape dress she made herself). Legendary.
Neither much concerned with the traditional, and each with a unique point of view coupled with a certain lovely quirkiness, one can’t help but take notice and feel the world needs that special something they bring into it. Delightful is the word that comes to mind. Simply delightful.
What makes August a particularly big month is not that it’s my niece’s birthday or that I share a birthday with my sister, or actress Ingrid Bergman, or King of Pop Michael Jackson, for that matter. It is that my daughter, my only daughter, my one-of-a-kind special girl is getting married. My beautiful little girl, with her signature hair bow and her light blue sapphire engagement ring. My girl who designed her own wedding invitations and gave her bridesmaids freedom to chose any dress in any shade of blue that best suits their individuality. My girl who is all grown up…is about to say I do. And this, to the same young man who willingly went to prom with her in a duct tape suit. Yep. He’s a keeper! And handsome, too.
My girl will soon be his girl. Like I said, it’s a big month.
And so as requested by my daughter, I will sing the song I wrote for her many years ago…
Beautiful little girl
Discovering all the world
I wonder what she’ll be
Serving her Maker faithfully
Thank You, Lord. Thank You. You really outdid yourself with this one.
Well, we’re off to order flowers. Her long time favorite: daisies. Synonyms: beaut, beauty, bee’s knees, cat’s meow, crackerjack, jim-dandy, dream, honey, humdinger, lollapalooza, nifty, peach, pip, standout, sweetheart.
Yep. That’s our girl!
One Proud Mama and Mother of the Bride,