last time i watched with my sisters. tonight, i'm watching alone in my own family room on our 50" flat screen hdtv in small town, arizona. children and husband sleeping. last time i was the same age as oldest daughter.
i think i'm a little crazy. i wish my sisters were here to watch with me. this is the kind of thing i love to share with my sisters. last time, my oldest sister was the instigator- making sure the alarm clock was carefully set so we wouldn't miss a thing. this time, it was easier for me to stay up. no alarm clock needed.
but, now we are moms. and we have to do mom things, so a sleepover just didn't fit into the schedule. i'm hoping for a mom nap later on.
last time, my sister- collector of paper dolls- acquired the princess diana paper doll days after the wedding, complete with wedding wardrobe. she was beautiful. my sister had a grand paper doll collection. some store bought, some home made. i haven't inquired as to whether or not she has similar plans to acquire a royal paper doll this time around. or, if she has plans to make one, which i am fairly certain she doesn't do anymore. (but, wouldn't this be a great time to re-start that hobby?)
i can't wrap my mind around what it might be like to marry a prince. or, perhaps i can- i think i have a prince of a husband. and i do know how it is to be treated like a queen in my marriage.
but, i love how modestly dressed the wedding guests seem to be. elegant and modest. and, oh the hats. they seem to magically float on the heads of these modestly dressed women.
i love this quote from the archbishop of canterbury, officiating in the ceremony:
"be who god meant you to be
and you'll set the world on fire"
-st. catherine of siena
and i loved this quote as well:
"every wedding is a royal wedding,
for we are subjects
of the king of creation"
i believe in marriage. i hope theirs is magical. and wonderful. and fulfilling.
because, it would be such a bummer to be married to a prince and find your marriage un-magical. and un-wonderful. and un-fulfilling.
and especially it would be a bummer to live un-happily ever after.