Thursday, January 13, 2011
A little over a year ago Amanda became engaged. The wedding planning started not very long after but, it seemed like the actual day was so far off that it wasn't real. Well, if there is one thing I've learned it is that the older one gets the faster time flies. So, here we are with slightly more than one week until the wedding day of Amanda Catherine Cook and Adedamola Adeniji. There have been moments both fun and frustrating ... not to mention the nights of waking up in sheer panic that the day was drawing near and there was so much more to do. Still, here we are and it is all falling into place. I am becoming amazingly calm for me ... as anyone who knows me would attest. But, it just feels like things are well planned and in the hands of the most amazing people. I think that my daughter deserves the biggest accolade because this has been her vision and her execution from the start. There have been times when I felt like the worst mother in the world because surely there was more that I could have been doing but, Amanda had it under control. One of the biggest tips we would ever give any bride is to hire vendors who have a track record and good reputations. The people we are working with have such a knack for not only doing the job they were hired for but for making the bride and the the mother of the bride feel confident that things will go off without a hitch. Oh and, no one prepared me for how well I would get to know the UPS and FedEx drivers. So we are almost to the finish line and it feels like we can really let the fun begin. I am so excited for the festivities that will be happening for the next week. I am really anticipating the moment when we see the venues and how the vision has come together ... and, I expect that it will be breathtaking. More importantly, it is now that we can begin to breathe and reflect on the true meaning of the day and share the love with family and friends. There are some moments in a mother's life that make everything else worth whatever it took and I know that the day my daughter walks down the aisle will surely be one of those days.