Posted by: chlost | May 9, 2012

And things keep getting even better


Family news.

It was not unexpected; only the timing was in question.

Well, that’s not quite accurate. We weren’t completely sure what would happen, but had wondered, assumed, even hoped.

And finally!

After three years, we received a call from our daughter last night with the news that she is engaged!

Her birthday was on Monday. We had talked to her earlier in the day, after her day had begun with a birthday breakfast gone wrong. Her fiance (!) had cut his thumb while preparing a special breakfast. They ended up in the emergency room while he received 6 stitches.

She had taken the day off from work, but had a late rehearsal that evening. When she returned home, he had a fire going, and a bottle of wine to share. He proposed while they enjoyed both.

I am very excited about the prospect of being the mother of the bride. This is our only daughter. This will be my first opportunity to help plan a wedding in a relatively leisurely fashion. They are thinking of a wedding next summer.

Of course, all day I had ideas whirling through my mind.

Other than an outdoor wedding for as many friends and family as possible, they have not decided anything. They have a choice of three cities-ours, his parents, and theirs.

Yippee! Such fun!

At least I have a few months to try to lose some weight!



  1. Congratulations! You think you have plenty of time. Ha ha, that’s a good one!

    • What? A year is not a long time?

      • No, a year isn’t nearly as long as it used to be. Haven’t you noticed that gravity is getting stronger, too?

  2. Congrats!!!!!! I, too, only have one daughter so I understand. My daughter told me years ago that she would never marry or reproduce. Since she’s now 35, I’m pretty certain that she’s committed to that plan. And no, she’s not gay.

    • Our daughter has told us at various times that she would not have children…then has said she would adopt, then has talked about having kids. We are not sure what will happen with that. I was not sure she would marry, either. But she is 29, so the time may just have come to decide one way or the other.

  3. Ooh, you get to do the mother of the bride thing!

  4. Congrats on the engagement (and your impending mother-of-the-bride duties!)

    I hadn’t thought about it, but I’ll never be a mother-of-the-bride. Oh well, maybe I’ll get at least one mama’s boy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations. I know you are thrilled. Have fun planning.

  6. Ack … so sorry I didn’t pop over sooner … but … CONGRATS! I’m sure the two of you will have a grand time plotting, um PLANNING, the wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Weddings are among the coolest things to look forward to. Congratulations.

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