Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here come the 'brides'...

I pulled the big Bullocks box down from the shelf

memories held of a long ago self...

4 young girls giggling with glee

trying on dress, from a bride that was me...

one by one they came down the curved stairs

holding the dress, sticking clips in their hair...

the rest of us stood at the bottom and sang

'here comes the bride' ... the descent began...

flip flops and shorts under satin and lace

but what captured my heart was the look on each face...

a hint of 'shy' and a smile of joy

thinking more of the dress and less of 'the boy'...

but that will all change in the coming years

and the hopes for these 'brides' is what caused my tears...

a little fun on an ordinary day

snapshots of life in a special way...


myletterstoemily said...

oh, i love this so much. what little beauties
they are. i guess you know that you will
blink, and they will really be walking down
the aisle.

my favorite photo is of my youngest wearing
my dress when she was eight. i'm next to
her kissing her hand, and it just fractures me. said... love this. I was going to do a post on what to do with your wedding dress with pictures of my daughter, around the age of 6, playing in it.
I love this!!!! I still have my dress for my granddaughter's to play in one day!!! My daughter will have her own...especially since she is the only girl out of the six.
Smiling....just so touched, so love this.

Mocha with Linda said...

What a sweet poem and pictures!

beBOLDjen said...

LOVE this! They are all too precious for words.... No wonder you shed tears.

Not long ago we did the same thing in this house. All three of my daughters dressed up in my dress. They were giddy. Their daddy danced with each of them and my heart melted. He couldn't talk about it... He thought of the day soon coming when it would be practice no longer.

Loren said...

Sooo very sweet and oh so true! Time flies and they will be wearing a dress of their own....oh the tears will fall then too!

Bless you

Debra said...

Just love this little poem with the pictures! How very cute! Made me think back on my wedding dress. About 10 years ago I gave it away. Wished I had not done that now. But we still have a few pictures and a lot of memories!

Hope your week is going well Sonja,
Be blessed,


Debbie said...

Oh how I LOVED this...soo sweet. And oh so true. My daughter's wedding day two years ago STILL makes me smile soo big...Have a good day!

Tammy said...

So beautiful. I love ordinary moments like this that become true treasures of the heart. Just touched my heart. Have a wonderful day.

GwendolynKay said...

How precious!!!!

LisaShaw said...

I so love this Sonja! Beautiful memories created!

Blessings and love dear friend!

Carol Joy said...

And daughter (your niece) wedding upcoming in Norway, oh those pictures were so darling, don't you just completely love all the girls in our family? How blessed can we be!!!!
I love you!

your sis Carol Joy

Just Be Real said...

Oh Sonja, this was so sweet and the pictures in b&w make it even more special. Thank you for sharing dear one.

myletterstoemily said...

dear sonja,

guess what? luis palau is coming to (tulsa, ssh) and we
get to have dinner with him.

i am going to casually drop your dad's name, because i'm
a shameless namedropper. :)

i felt sure you had a fun story about luis, who we greatly

ps. no one caught my little hidden scripture. i guess i
better stick to simple.


Debbie Petras said...

Sonja, the girls are so adorable in the wedding dress. I know you have another wedding coming up shortly in Norway. Oh how I wish I could fit into your suitcase. :)

Bullock's brings back memories ...

Hugs and love to you,

Melanie said...

Ah! Loved this!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Beautiful innocence!


ch said...

I just created a little time for myself to catch up
on your blog ... I knew I would be blessed but I didn't
know you would make me cry!!!!
I remember that day clearly!! Will you just LOOK at how
much they have changed!!
In the blink of an eye ....

Joe and Molly said...


You have a way with words... so poetic and captured each grandaughter's picture perfectly! What a special grandmother you are!!!

Molly Goodson