♥ Ready to Twirl?
Some of my readers might recognize this from late June. I’ve updated it with twirling pictures from the Big Event!
The bride was dancing with her father. Halfway through the dance, the planner motioned for me to join my son. Graceful with words–only in writing. Graceful in movement–definitely not. But I danced with my son. Weddings are for watching, not for words. What can anyone say on a wedding day that is more meaningful or more remembered than “I do.”
“Are you ready to twirl?” he asked.
The son twirled the mother. That said it all.
The last time we had danced was when he was much smaller. We were in the kitchen. We always danced in the kitchen. All kinds of dances. Waltz dances. Made-up dances. Twirling and dipping dances. I led. I dipped. I twirled. He followed.
My son had grown up. It was his wedding day. He led. He twirled. I followed.
After I returned to my seat, I watched all my sons dance. The little ones danced raucously. The second and third, cautiously. They danced to The Cha Cha Slide, The Cupid Shuffle, and The Electric Slide. When I looked out later during a slow dance, my 14 year old was dancing. . . dancing slowly. . . .then he dipped his pretty dance partner.
Did you read that?—He dipped her. My husband and I would occasionally dance and dip in the kitchen, but my sons? When did he become so suave and smooth?
My second son had returned to his chair when his brother walked over. “Did I see you dipping out there?” I laughed, impressed.
The second son jumped out of his chair, stunned. “He was dipping? What was he doing dipping?” he asked furiously at his younger brother. “When did you start dipping? Where’d you get the skoal can?”
A little twirling! A little comedy! Such is the life of a mother with sons!
Beautiful! Isn’t it grand to see what our children have learned from us! They do pay attention. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me your advice. Wonderful advice too that I think I can follow! 🙂 I surely believe you were an answer to my prayer today!
I bet you were ALL smiles at that moment. It sounds like a beautiful day for everyone!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your heart print behind. 🙂
PS. I’ve linked your blog to my list of great blogs to read on my blog. I’ll be returning often. 🙂
Aaaah… what a sweet post … and the ending was too funny! ;0)
Five boys, huh?! My little guy is 9 and he is so sweet to me. Boys are great.
Thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me to SITS! Love your blog! Just subscribed!
what a wonderful post. so poignant. i’m glad you stopped by my blog the other day so i could find yours…
Not only do our beloved sons twirl us around on the dance floor but they also twirl our little hearts as well.
Just wanted to say – I’m so glad you stopped by my blog… so I could find yours… I have been searching around… love your writing!!! Its beautiful!
Already added you to my Google Reader to come back!
SITS has brought us together, and now I’m addicted to your blog! I’m sitting at work with tears streaming . . .
You are absolutely an incredibly beautiful soul.
Continue to be blessed, I know that we both are!
What a precious post. Don’t boys just melt Momma’s hearts? Visiting from SITS and adding you to my follow list! Happy Wednesday girl!
Congratulations on the marriage of your son! That cake is gorgeous.
Thanks for the comment, I appreciate you stopping by to let me know someone cares! lol next time your family chooses a cell provider make sure its not them! : )
That was so beautiful. I am getting married soon, so these stories touch me in a special way. Thanks for sharing!
That cake is gorgeous! Such sweet memories you are recording!!
Thanks for your comment on my card! 🙂 Always makes me smile when I know you have been visiting!
I got that stamp from Scrapbook.com… it is called Freedom and Sassafras is who makes it! That whole set of stamps is wonderful!!
Hope you are having a great day!
As a mother of a son, I commend you! I’m not exactly what you would consider graceful either, but I have to say, I’m actually looking forward to the day my son can actually dip me when we dance, instead of me dipping him. What a gorgeous cake, it looks like it was a very fun and elegant wedding. It was lovely to meet you, thanks for stopping by my blog today. I will definitely be coming back to yours to read more about you and your adventures with your boys! 🙂
Oh my, this is such a wonderful post! I love it. My little ones are still very little (3 and 1), so this gives me a sweet taste of what my life will be like in future years.
Visiting from SITS. 🙂
C. Beth from C. Beth Blog and The One-Minute Writer
What a great post! It made me cry thinking of my own wedding and dancing with my dad:) You have an amazing blog…..I’ll be back:) Stopping by from SITS to wish you a happy Wednesday!!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am so glad that you dropped by because it led me to your blog! Your son’s wedding looks like a beautiful one. I have 3 daughters and I am anxiously awaiting for the day that they become brides, and then I will finally get sons! I will be back to visit and see how things are going if that is okay:D Feel free to stop by my blog anytime. It is always fun meeting new friends in bloggy land:D
If I ever find the ab fairy I will gladly share her.
I enjoyed this post! I’m not a mother yet. But my husband is has only brothers…so I imagine this must be similiar to what my mother-in-law experienced. Beautiful family. Lovely post. Thanks for dropping by Say Anything Notes. 🙂
That was a beautiful post.
Here’s to your son’s marriage, may it be filled with love and understanding.
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