On a warm summer evening, surrounded by candlelight, guitar music, family, and friends, my husband and I witnessed our oldest daughter and her sweetheart pledge their lives and their love to each other.
Twenty months later, as the quiet of the church sanctuary shielded the gathered family and guests from a spring rainstorm, our middle daughter joined hands with her beloved and exchanged their promises of forever faithfulness.
Two weddings in less than two years.
In effect, our household was in the midst of wedding planning/recovery mode for over three years.
Three years of joy and anticipation. Three years of struggling with change and letting go.
So much laughter!
So many tears.
To deal with this time of transition and the myriad mother-emotions, I put pen to paper. I filled pages with thoughts of excitement and joy, fear and uncertainty. I talked with other mothers of the bride and listened to their stories.
And filled more pages.
On March 25th of this year, my book, Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace—Inspiration for the Mother of the Bride, will be released by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
My prayer is that other mothers of the bride (or groom!) will see themselves in its pages and will be encouraged during a unique life season.
I praise God for this opportunity and in the coming weeks, I look forward to sharing more details (and the book cover!) Click for endorsements and more information!
As we step into a new year, I want to thank you for being a part of Heart Undivided. I’m excited about our new set of 365 days and I look forward to learning and growing together.
Have a blessed beginning to the New Year!
Leigh Ann 🙂