My wedding day was all sorts of emotional. Like if you were there to witness the father daughter dance to “You Should Be Here” by Cole Swindell…bless your heart because that was a tear jerker. A wedding is something a mother + a daughter plan together. You have no idea the amount of times I wanted to call my mom and ask her input. I got to witness her plan my sisters wedding. She did everything – even made all the flowers/centerpieces. I know my mom would have done the exact same for me. Every year she made my homecoming + prom flowers. She was the craftiest little thing + it made her so happy to do it.
Even though I truly thought I had more time with my mom, she knew that wasn’t true. My mom knew she wouldn’t make it to my graduation or wedding. I wasn’t prepared to lose her. But she was prepared to remind me of her love on some of my biggest days by leaving me letters. One week ago, I read the last letter from my mom. It was the most emotional one yet. I couldn’t even get through it the first time.. and neither could my friends. I read it outside near the pool and I swear I felt a breeze on me the entire time. It was an emotional moment but it was a moment I will never forget. I had my best friends around me and Mariza Trancoso was there to capture it all. Bless her heart she was probably crying too. I have shared her letter because not all friends and family were at the wedding to read it themselves. I know it will bring tears to your eyes, but I hope it brings peace + happiness to your hearts.
My Beautiful Daughter,It has come this day you have always thought about, your wedding day. As I look down my heart fills with such happiness. I fought so hard to be here for this day. I may not be here for this day, I may not be here in body, but I am with you in your heart. You are such a beautiful bride and this man is so very lucky. If you feel a breeze on your cheek or a whisper in your ear just know its me kissing you and telling you how happy I am for you baby.I wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy. You are and always have been one of the strongest, most determined (lol) women I know.I wish I could have been here to do your flowers as I have done so for many prom and homecomings..