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Monday, June 27, 2011
Just Wondering ...
Am I Supposed To Be
STRESSED OUT Yet?
Josh & Hannah are getting married in 2 weeks.
Cassie & Dean are getting married in 5 weeks.
I keep waiting for the Mother-of-the-Groom
and Mother-of-the-Bride STRESS to hit ...
but it hasn't.
I think that is because there is so much
in my life right now,
that there isn't room to add any.
Cassie & Hannah are both such organized
and administrative brides that things
really are planned well.
I bought my Mother-of-the-Groom dress last Saturday.
I bought my Mother-of-the-Bride dress on Thursday.
Really, the only Wedding-Related-Stress right now
is that we don't have the money to even GO to
Cassie's wedding in Oregon. Seriously. Right now we
don't have the money for gas, nor hotel rooms.
BUT ... I have NO DOUBT that the Lord will
provide the money in time. I am truly not
too stressed about that.
We will camp if we have to.
I feel HORRIBLE that we have not received the
Government-Promised Adoption Tax Credit,
with which we were supposed to be able to
help pay for both of these weddings. It has
BROKEN MY HEART to tell my children that we
"HAVE NOT A DIME" to give towards their weddings.
We will, however, host the Rehearsal Dinner
for Josh & Hannah's wedding party and families.
They have requested Mama's Lasagna.
I KNOW that the weddings will be BEAUTIFUL!
I have NO DOUBT about that fact.
The brides may not be able to afford everything
they had hoped for, but they will get married
to the young men that they love so dearly.
Their families will be surrounding them with love.
Friends will come from near and far.
There will be flowers ...
and candles ...
I have NO DOUBT that the LORD will
BLESS each of these coming wedding days,
regardless of the lack of the Adoption Tax Credit
(which is causing MUCH more STRESS
than the impending weddings).
All of you Mama's who have done the "wedding thing",
why don't you let me know what wedding things
I am supposed to be stressed out about.