The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters tops my reading list for the fall.
Despite my interest in the bridal stories of other mothers and daughters, I don’t fantasize about my daughter’s wedding day. In fact, I can only think of one discussion I’ve had on the topic.
It was the week after our wedding. My husband suggested that I get my wedding dress professionally preserved for our daughter to come. I explained that if she were anything like me, she would want her own dress.
There are certainly aspects of my daughter’s future that I think about. I wonder:
- How tall will she be?
- If she’ll be a good singer (unlike her parents)?
- Will she play an instrument?
- How many languages will she learn?
- Will she be a doctor, lawyer, actress, or gymnast?
Maybe I’m the odd duck. I didn’t give much thought to my own wedding until a few months before the engagement. It’s funny how we can sniff out those proposals way ahead of time.
My daughter is only a toddler. Does a mother’s wedding dream start in the teen years or later?
Even though I have no interest in the ceremony, I regularly think about the person she’ll marry. I pray that she will find someone:
- Who will love her for who she is and not what she could be.
- Who is strong enough to be gentle and gentle enough to be strong.
- Who makes her laugh just as much as she does right now.
To my readers: Do you think about your child’s wedding day? Any interesting marriage proposals out there? What did you do with your wedding dress?
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