A once in a lifetime moment

My daughter just got married. A moment of my lifetime. Saturday we were busy going through things and getting ready. My daughter asked her aunts when “Gram” was coming. It was suggested that Gram is a little too ill to come. Telling a young woman that her grandmother, whom she brainstormed her wedding with since she was five, couldn’t come didn’t go to well. So arrangements were made a few hours before the wedding was to commence to have mom there.

Just as the procession was about to commence and Ashley was busily primping in her dressing room, Gram was wheeled in. To see my daughter in her wedding dress kneeling over my mom and hugging her and telling her this was the moment they had talked about for over 20 years, made me lose it.

The memory of that scene, my daughter looking so radiant leaning over my mother and kissing her with tears in her eyes, will live with me forever. Gram was there to see the whole wedding, just as she would have wanted to.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Through my tears, I am so happy for Gram, for you and for a wonderful Granddaughter! The circle of life is so full of wonderful, sad, and blessed moments. May you enjoy many more-Gram, I am sure was so happy to be there even if she couldn't tell you-Her heart knew.
    Barbra in California

  2. Aprilanne Hurley
    Posted August 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dwayne,

    You have such a beautiful way of telling a story – and this one hits home on so many levels as the older we get the more we see the frailties of our own mortality through our elderly family members.

    It is a true gift you gave to your mom, your daughter and yourself by making sure Gram was at your daughter's wedding…I wish you many more happy experiences and memories with Gram!

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