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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Throwback Thursday; November, 2000.

My son and his wife just recently celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary. Because his wife already had two daughters from a previous marriage, the groom surprised everyone, including the bride, by asking her daughters to accept him as a bonus Dad in their lives, giving them each a ring as a symbol of his love and desire to be there to support them. The two daughters are the mini-bridesmaid in the white dress and the redheaded bridesmaid directly in opposite him in the picture below. There wasn't a dry eye in the church, including the bride. Poor girl was unprepared for that gesture and had to wipe away tears with her hand.

Now Tanya, the older girl who was 15 at the time, is graduated from college, and her younger sister Jamie, is a senior in high school. The family expanded to include a son Nick, who is 8, and a daughter Allie, who is now 5. I love them all.



26 comments:

Kim said...

That is the sweetest thing ever! You raised a good man!

Vodka Logic said...

What a special son, how proud you must be xx

singedwingangel said...

Ahh mama that just shows that he had great parents who taught him love and the ability to love another.. That was sweet and I have never heard of that being done before. I woulda been like his new bride as if geting married were not enough to have him do that Yeah break out the tissues..

My name is PJ. said...

Beautiful story and lovely photos!!
You raised a good boy!

grandmamargie said...

Beautiful.

Cathy said...

What a sweetheart! Great job on raising a wonderful man.

The Good Cook said...

What a beautiful gesture... you must be so proud of him. And congrat's on what looks and sounds like a great family.

Kelly said...

aww I'm tearing up :o)

LisaLisa said...

This is such a wonderful post! Such a special moment for the bride and her girls. They look so Awesome together!

You raised a great son...that's what life is all about! Being a great Parent!

Steven Anthony said...

Boy you sure raised him right, what a wonderful thing to do......great family:)

Meeko Fabulous said...

That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown Mami said...

That is one of the sweetest, most wonderful, thoughtful, beautiful things I have ever heard of in my life! You raised a great man.

The Retired One said...

That was super sweet and very romantic of him to do~!

Eva Gallant said...

He was 27 at the time and bride was 33. Her daughters were 14 and 9, and I worried that he was getting in over his head. I was so wrong! The marriage has been happy and strong, the "bonus" girls have grown up to be beautiful, loving beings who are close to my son, and who adore their younger siblings. I AM proud. I couldn't have asked for more.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

That actually made me go "Awww!". Me, the black hearted cynic! :)

I like reading about your life and family.

Jen said...

Glad you shared that story....very special. I am sure it ment a lot to the girls.

glnroz said...

That was a great event...

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

That is so special! I know you have got to be the proudest mom ever.

maya said...

In tears just reading about it.

dogimo said...

That is enduringly beautiful.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ahhhhh, that is so loving and kind. And what a gorgeous couple!
Thanks for sharing.
xo

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Wow! this gave me chills. I love post like this!

Tam said...

That just made me cry! What lucky girls. You raised a keeper, my dear!

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a sweetheart! Good men are hard to find these days, but you sure raised a FINE one!
Beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing this.

Chocolate Lover said...

How beautiful and thoughtful of you son! Gorgeous family!
Thx for stopping by my blog!

Jeni said...

That is so incredibly sweet! What a great way to making his new daughters feel accepted and loved by him.