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Man it hit me today like a ton of bricks. Yesterday, my girlfriend handed me the Save the Date postcard for my daughter, Madison’s wedding in December. She said “Have you checked out her and Andy’s website, I think you will really like it. It’s got some really cool music and everything.” The truth is no I had not checked it out as I have been looking at that Save the Date card on our refrigerator for a few months now.

I felt some shame and just took the card and put it in my office with the intention of checking it out today. Well, I just realized why I had not looked at the website. Even though I have been involved in the whole wedding process, there is a part of me that really didn’t want to look at that my oldest daughter was getting married……really married…….as in “in love”… “having children”….and the big one “ I am giving her away to another man who she will spend the rest of her life with.” When that hit me today, I broke down and cried. I guess that means I will have to surrender my Man Card……because I sobbed. I love Andy and I could not be happier for them AND it really hit me today.

When I visited their website, they have the most beautiful song playing about being married and they put their story on how they fell in love and how Andy proposed to her…… it was so gorgeous. Their wedding is going to be so beautiful, as they have done an amazing job of putting together this incredible day of celebration. Madison has also done an incredible job to include both me and her mother in the wedding process. When I looked at the photos of the wedding party and saw my youngest daughter, Kelsey’s picture, I was so filled with joy that my daughters are not only sisters, they are best friends.

The BIG day is coming and I am now fully engaged. Madison let me pick the song we will dance to …. it is one of the songs I wrote called “Rock of Hope” which is about how both of my daughters have changed my life like no other. I don’t know how I am going to make it down that isle without totally falling apart…..yet I know I will……because I always been there for them and will always be there in the future……it will just take me a while to realize how BIG this day is……..congratulations Madison and Andy…..I love you both.

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