As much as I love poring over gorgeous weddings on my favorite wedding blogs, I adore looking at our family's & friends' weddings even more. Those wedding photos touch my heart in a way no others can. Two weeks ago, my mother-in-law proudly showed me her Mom's wedding photo. It was a real treat to see our dear, beautiful Nanang's wedding in the Philippines:
But wait, it gets better. My mother-in-law urged me to look a little closer. I still didn't see it. She pointed out Nanang's calla lily bouquet. A bridal bouquet strikingly similar to my own:
The story might be more of a Hallmark moment if I had specifically chosen this bridal bouquet because it was like Nanang's bouquet of long ago. But I like stories that are my own instead of perfectly polished.
Nanang, in a country far away, in a time very different, chose a calla lily bouquet for the day she was a Bride & became a Wife. Many moons later, I carried a similar bouquet on the day I married her grandson & became his Wife. On the day of our positive new beginnings, we had love in our hearts & calla lilies in our arms.