A mother daughter wedding day moment. ❤️
My husband and I have found ourselves on a “would you rather” game kick recently. It all started when trying to get creative on a date night spent at home instead of out and about. With a quick Pinterest search for ideas I found a ridiculously long list of “would you rather” questions for couples and proceeded to spend the next hour or so learning surprising things about one another, seeing how well we could guess each other’s answers and laughing our way through it all. (We enjoyed it so much that I decided to include a list of questions in my Valentine’s Day gifts to my wedding clients from the past year for fun.) ..
One of the most memorable questions was “Would you rather your family be proud of you but the public think you are a horrible person or the public be proud of you but your family think you are a horrible person?” Both of our answers were hands down we’d want our family to think the best of us. Our reasoning was, they see us for who we really are. They see who we are behind closed doors and in quiet conversations, in joy and pain and grief and sorrow, when our emotions try to get the best of us, when we have to make hard decisions that others may not understand. It may be easy to keep up a facade for the general public, our instagram followers or the person sitting next to us in church on Sunday but our family knows our hearts as well as anyone on this planet may be able too. And while our testimony of God’s work in our lives is important to portray to the public it’s our families and those closest to us who we are called to first and foremost. (1 Timothy 5:4) They’ve been entrusted to us and we’ve been entrusted to them. ..
So these special moments on a wedding day between a proud and adoring mother and her daughter get me every time. This momma held these hands the day her daughter was born (and I’m sure marveled at their perfection) and today she holds them again preparing her heart to give them away in marriage. A mother’s pride is the sweetest of gifts. ❤️