Last weekend, our congregation held a special Mother-Daughter Banquet. And why, you might ask, is the mother of four boys writing about this event? :)
When this banquet was announced a few weeks ago, I nodded in approval and then didn’t give it another thought. I knew the mothers and daughters would have a lovely time together while I stayed home and had a rockin’ good time with all my menfolk. There would be Star Wars music involved at “my party” and there would be dirty socks and there would be burping contests. I love my life, I love being the mother of all boys and I love all that comes with it…even if it is a little uh…burpy sometimes. Not being included in a Mother-Daughter Banquet didn’t upset me in the least…I am so grateful for the life God’s chosen for me.
But my friend Rose had a different plan for me for that evening. It would appear that several of the gals were talking about how they could get me to this Mother-Daughter Banquet. They paired me up with a young-married college friend whose mother doesn’t live around here. We both needed an excuse to be there, they said. Why didn’t we come together?
And so we did. I picked up my adorable and fun friend Sarah and together, we headed to the Mother-Daughter Banquet.
It was a beautiful evening. There were over 140 ladies there: Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Daughters, Nieces, Sisters, Friends. I loved having the chance to spend time with Sarah and with all the other gals in attendance. The littlest girls there were wonderful to watch, as they came in all dolled up in their prettiest dresses…all twirling around.
Sarah blessed me with a beautiful pink wrist corsage to wear for the evening. Everything about the evening was so…girl. So feminine. Such a celebration of womanhood and sisterhood.
I love my church family. I love that they cared enough to work out a way for me to join them for the Mother-Daughter evening. You know, one of these days…one of those little girls in the pretty, twirly dresses might grow up and catch the eye of one of my sons and become my daughter. What a lovely thought.
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