I know you want an update but I'm in Dallas, Texas! And I am as happy as could be. Mark's eldest daughter is graduating from college today and I couldn't be more proud of our future Kindergarten teacher!
Later...there will be a wedding. This beautiful daughter of ours will be marrying her long time love and I couldn't possibly be more thrilled. She asked me to make some mini-chocolate cupcakes and top them off with little cherry blossoms to coordinate with their wedding cake. Look at the topper:
It's a groom with his bride in a graduation gown! How cute it that!?!!! I love it!
And as I think of her...
She is not flesh of my flesh but with her every breath I feel joy. From the very first time I saw her as a young teen, she has captivated my heart. I couldn't imagine my life without her and I am thankful to her parents for sharing her with me. I also am so grateful to our daughter, now maturing young bride, to have allowed me a space in her heart along with cherished others. She carries me with them, side by side and there is no place of more humble honor when she calls me "mother".
She is not flesh of my flesh...but she is mine. I love her completely and now I have another son.
Congratulations to both of them!
All my love,