Yes to the Dress

Their big day is still months away, but Baby Sister and her Saintly Fianc√© are hard at work planning every detail of their upcoming nuptials. Generously, they’ve asked all five nieces and the lone nephew to have a special role in the festivities… My girls will be junior bridesmaids, alongside their oldest cousin; Little Man will be the ring bearer; and my two littlest nieces will be flower girls.

Recently, the ladies all rendezvoused at a bridal shop to try on dresses, and it was every bit as preciously princessy as you’d imagine.

From my matronly vantage, where wedding invites are fewer and farther between and wedded bliss is more about enduring partnership than one glamorous event, it’s particularly precious to walk alongside my sister as she prepares to exchange vows of commitment with her husband-to-be. I’m grateful that she’s given a front-row seat to the next generation, and it’s not lost on me that likely the next time I find myself in a bridal shop it might be as the mother of a bride.

“Love… bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”1 Corinthians 13:7

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