Twenty two years ago, he came into my life and my world was forever changed. I had no clue what it meant to be a mom. I was an unmarried 23 yr old whose plans for the future weren't going as planned. I was selfish and independent. I was determined to do things my way.
But when the nurse placed that baby on my chest, my world stopped. Life wasn't just about me anymore. I never knew it was possible to love anyone as much as I did in that moment. Happy tears of joy streamed down my face as this beautiful baby boy stole my heart. And with each passing day, my love for him grew and grew.
There were many bumps along the way as I was learning how to be a mom. Thankfully, he gave me grace and understanding when I blew it. I like to think that we helped each other grow in character, strength, and faith in God. We have celebrated so many milestones....birthdays, first day of school, football games, first girlfriend, graduation, college and engagement.
Yesterday, we celebrated a new milestone. As soon as he saw her, his world stopped. She was breathtaking in her lace gown and white veil. I saw his tears of joy when he looked at her. I saw the love in his eyes and in that moment I knew, she had stolen his heart. She was his love for a lifetime.
My little boy was standing there a man vowing to love, honor and cherish his bride. Promising to be there for her in sickness and in health, in good times and bad.
And once again there were tears of joy streaming down my face as I witnessed my son launch into a new chapter with his beautiful bride. A chapter that will need grace and understanding for the bumps, forgiveness for the mistakes and sacrificial love in everyway.