February 24, 2005

My Niece Is Getting Married

Well, she's actually my cousin's daughter, but that's a mute point. She's all grown up. She's getting married next year. She and *A* are just about ready to close on their first home. Monday.

What an exciting time. And the beauty is that her mom and I can help to make it better and easier than it was for us. But...that all depends on how good we are at tricking them into letting us help! You see, they are both very independent and responsible young adults. She's currently in her 3rd year of college and working full time in accounting. He is a welder and going for his certification. They are both very good at planning and saving and want to do as much on their own as possible. I'm very proud.

Right now - I just finished doing my hair and we are sitting in her room, smoking and chatting. She is online checking out household accessories. I love that she wants my opinion. I get a kick out of hearing her plans - her vision.

This is the start of so much for them. A new home, a new life. Soon (but not too soon I hope) there will be babies. But right now it's all about bedroom furniture, towels, candles and dishes. She has excellent taste. And she wants a HOME. A place where they can share and grow and love. A haven from the crap that comes at you day after day after day.

And, knowing her - that is exactly what she'll have. She pays attention to the little things. The frangrances of the candles in each room. The "feel" of the color on the walls. The way the dishes accent the meal.

For those of us that have been thinking like this for years - it's special to see it when it's just beginning. It's so fresh. So new to them.

It's one of those heartwarming moments that I love so much.

I gotta go.....now we're going to look at glasses.

Posted by Tammi at February 24, 2005 09:46 AM

You just go enjoy your little girly things. I'll be over here hitting stuff with a hammer in a manly fashion :-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 24, 2005 11:20 AM

Llamas make good wedding gifts, too.

Posted by: Ogre at February 24, 2005 01:42 PM