Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Man of her Dreams!

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
there is where they should be.
Now put a foundation under them.
               Henry David Thoreau


As a mother of the bride to be my thoughts and actions have been all over the place these days and this weekend was no different, the girls were down together which does not happen near enough as far as I am concerned and there was all that behind the scenes wedding prepping going on.

After a long day of baling hay in between the rain showers that continue to pop up without warning making it a very frustrating season I lie in bed my head finally cradled in that pillow that I had been dreaming about all afternoon while going round and round in the field anticipating this exact moment, listening. Listening to the giggles of two little girls, little girls of long ago, who have always brought such indescribable joy to the man of my dreams and my life.


There was talk of upcoming wedding plans combined with old memory conversations mixing with that familiar laughter I had been missing and those giggles I had longed to hear echoing down the hall once again. Oh how I love to have our girls home at the same time. My exhaustion was winning out over my need to be sitting in the middle of those conversations and my not wanting to miss one special moment with the girls. Thinking about the man of my little girls’ dreams and the man of my dreams I drift off to sleep.

Dreams….. The man of my dreams dragged me off to live on a farm and to a life I really did not know anything about; it was exciting, wonderful, frustrating, and emotionally and physically painful but also an incredible life full of happiness and joy, a life where now thinking back I would not change one thing. We made it through the bad stuff to reach the good stuff. Our children were a huge part of the good stuff.


Very soon our oldest little girl will be walking down the aisle or should I say lawn to stand beside the man of her dreams with the views of the farm behind, to start a life of their own far away from this farm that she will have to say goodbye. There will be exciting, wonderful, frustrating, and emotionally and physically painful moments for them but it is going to be worth every moment in the end as long as they remember to trust believe and laugh. The laughter thing I have come to know is the most important and will get you through the rest.

A new beginning, a wonderful life, a dream that will come true no matter how many times they may doubt it, I have no doubt they will make it through. The laughter coming down the hall interrupts my dreaming as I lie on my pillow and I listen to our girls planning the day that will change all our lives but knowing as long as the laughter continues her and the man of her dreams can and will take on anything and make those dreams come true.


Oh yes the man of her dreams and all those dreams that will come with, she is going to be just fine.


Later.

35 comments:

  1. How fun to have both your girls home at the same time, Miss B. I know how few and far between that happens for my folks and I'm sure you and your Hero loved every moment.

    I agree, laughter and communication are so very important in a relationship.

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  2. How wonderful life is! The swings and roundabouts and the endless cycles that remind us to enjoy it all.

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  3. i hope they will have as much trust in each other as you and your hero. :)

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  4. Oh Grace...sigh.

    The beginning of becoming one, it's simply the most intoxicating and exciting time of youth.

    Dreams are fun to be a part of...the giddiness, the joy, the happiness that shines from a soon to be one couple is light rays from a strong sun...

    Enjoy these wonderful moments, as we enjoy your beautiful words.

    Jen

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  5. I'm so happy for you...and for her, even though I don't know her! What joy you must have in being a part of all this! It's this month, right?!

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  6. You give me hope that dreams can, and will, come true.

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  7. Lovely, with mixed emotions. Joy and sadness. sigh. But you are so right about laughter. It's gotten us through so many tough times. I feel for kids who aren't raised in a home with humor.

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  8. What a lovely tribute to life, motherhood, marriage, and hard work! Loved every line of this post. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post with all of us. And God bless your little girls!

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  9. And then of course, there will be grandchildren and many trips back and forth to share that excitement.

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  10. Yep, communication and laughter, the cure all for most things.
    What a beautiful post to your girls.
    Cheri

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  11. This post echoes many of my thoughts, Buttons! Our most favorite time is having all three of our girls home at the same time. Those opportunities occur very rarely at this point. xo Nelie

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  12. Undeniably nerves, laughter and tears will touch some more than others on this special day. Once it begins all will unfold gracefully... tensions will evaporate to relaxation. Moments and memories will come together forever... on this special day.

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  13. A lovely post. I like when my grown children are here at the same time, too. It's fun to think back to them as children as you see how they've grown into their own mature selves. Good Luck to your daughter and her intended. Marriage is hard work, but you've given her the essentials: trust, belief, and laughter.

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  14. Love for your family shines through every word Buttons; you and the man of your dreams have given them a solid foundation of love and trust to build their lives on.

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  15. B,

    What a lovely post, dreams they do come true.

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  16. it was fun to hear my how it went for my mom & dad after the hubby & i left for our honeymoon. they had to gather all the gifts & get the fellowship hall back in order. apparently mom cried & cried. she never realized how much she would miss me. i had never left the house until i got married in 2004. so it was an adjustment. ( :

    i think for me ... what is hard - is knowing my mom is not right there. as a kid she was there to talk to ... tell about my day - talking on the phone is not the same & i find it very impersonal a times. maybe one day it will make sense. for now i just go with the days. it works.

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  17. What a lovely post and I can relate to this post very well.
    I love having my girls and my son home and listening to the laughter and stories and now grandkids and great grandson. Life is up and down and filled with hope.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  18. They have a great example of love to learn from...that of you and Your Hero :)

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  19. A lovely post, B. Wishing a world of blessings for their upcoming marriage. What an exciting and emotional time.

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  20. Congratulations to the groom and best wishes to the bride; may the happy couple share many decades of joy and peace.

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  21. Oh my such an exciting time for you and the family. I wish them many years of happiness.

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  22. Daughter and partner will be in San Francisco at one of my sons' homes this weekend and I've not seen her for a year because I don't get to Chicago (her home) too often --like ever. So we're driving coastally this weekend during the biggest music festival of the year and expecting every traffic challenge on earth to get there. But I'm a parent --must see my girl-- and I'm an idiot, which helps. I think we're all in this together.

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  23. Your love of your girls and your hero comes through strong I also hear a faint glimmer of fear that everything is going to be okay. It is a big change in one's family tinged with sadness that the girls are moving on. The best thing in the world is to have your daughters return home together for a visit. I love it too.

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  24. and you will be fine too. Different, but fine. Here's to Love!

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  25. Oh you are having a marvellous time I believe, moments to treasure :). Hugh's M xxx

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  26. Do you ever think of the friends you had that gave up on the early years and chose to go separate ways, instead of like we have done stayed and had good times and bad and kept on going and now, to see this wonderful fruit over flowing into our laps? I think that, watching the kids go on into the life and I am always so astounded.
    It wasn't easy, but now the good is so very good.
    I love your sunflowers. They are incredible. I do hope you get to rest a bit. Have a wonderful day.

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  27. Such delightful thoughts and reflections. You cannot have the whole family together too often. Well, that might not work in some families — but it certainly does in yours!

    Blessings and Bear hugs to all!

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  28. i am rather excited for all of you! wish i could be a fly on the (barn) wall. *hug*

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  29. oh, i like your new header images too! :D

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  30. Glad the girls are home. I know my mom loves it when the house is full.Before you know it it will be filled with the sounds of little kids laughter again. Although I didn't add grandchildren, my sister has made up for it with 5 kids. The circle continues. Enjoy every moment.

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  31. I think you have described all the mixed emotions of your sweet girl's upcoming wedding perfectly! You gave them roots so they can fly and you and your hero have set a wonderful example for them to follow. Hugs xo Karen

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  32. Oh Buttons........ how sad.......... how happy.........I feel it with you friend.......
    Rain

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  33. ooohhhh buttons, it is a full time job to plan a wedding these days!! Your blooms are beautiful, I especially liked the sunflower!!

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  34. the most beautiful of days when they marry... it will be so!!!

    xoxox

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