Thursday, September 25, 2014

100 Days

I came across this photo recently and today feels like the right day to post it here. That's my Daughter1 on the left, age 1 year almost to the day, and her cousin on the right, age 2. This picture was taken on the morning of my brother's wedding, a pretty June day some 25 years ago. 

Two small precious girls dressed in eyelet and lace, standing in my parent's front yard. 

In 100 days I will once again help my first born baby girl into a white dress, help make her ready for a wedding, this time her own.

In 100 days her cousin will stand much as she stands here, hands clasped tightly round blooms of winter white.

In 100 days this child who made me a mother will take her father's arm for a walk down the aisle to her beloved groom and waiting future.

In 100 days I will hold my husbands hand and we'll watch our girl stand before God and her great big family, and her new one too, with friends who will travel from all corners of the globe, as she and her boy make promises for keeps.

In 100 days our family grows as a notch is marked in the timeline of us.

In 100 days love is multiplied. Expanded. Celebrated.

In 100 days I will remember the newborn baby put into my arms on a warm June day. The toddler who loved her blanket and her thumb. The ballerina with the delicate neck and toes en pointe. The pony- tailed girl in dress ups. The twelve year old who never wanted to say goodbye to the ocean or to anything or anybody. The teenager navigating the streets of London. The college student on the other side of the pond. The grown up girl figuring out the grown up world.

In 100 days I will feel all the feels and cry happy tears and know that all of the minutes and the hours and the days til here have made her ready for the now.

In 100 days that soft sweet girl in the eyelet dress begins a new chapter in the story of her life.

"Oh magnify the Lord with me. Come let us exalt His name together." Psalm 34:3


  1. Sweet post Joyce! The next 100 days will be lots of fun for all of you.

  2. Jo, you are killing me. Can't believe we at this point. So proud of our girl and so lucky you are her Mom. XOXOX

  3. Aww, so sweet. I can't believe it's only 100 days away! That's like only 3 months! That'll go soooo fast! ha ha As if you don't already know that. :)

  4. In tears over here...I soo get your heart right now. And so many more precious moments to come too. It will go fast....savor and cherish it all!

  5. Oh my, that brought some happy tears to my eyes. I remember having to sit out in my car, drying my eyes as I heard Butterfly Kisses for the first time ... about 100 days before my daughter became a wife.

  6. Just precious! It's a roller coaster of emotions during this happy and exciting time. I can hardly wait to hear everything about the big day and see pictures. I know it will be such a special, special event!

  7. Wow. 100 days. It doesn't seem like it's that far away! (Now that I've put a bit of panic in your life!)

  8. Where is my box of tissues when I need it?

  9. Feeling all the feels, love that!
    And you know it will be here before you know it!

  10. This was such a sweet post!!!

  11. Precious post prompted by a picture from the past. Boy, that was annoying alliteration, huh? I was loving every word, feeling the feels of a mom letting go of her child into the arms of one who loves in a fully different way.

  12. Awwww. Love this treasure of what has been and what is to come for you and your family.