Feeling royal nostalgia...
Seeing the Royal wedding unfold in the early hours of the morning may have seemed over the top to some, but in my book, it was just right. While I was 10, I remember waking up excitedly the day of Diana’s wedding. My grandmother who was a true Brit. lived with us during the time. In the weeks surrounding the wedding, she bought tea towels with the nuptials faces, a mini replica carriage that depicted the happy couple and a program of the day’s events. We watched the “tele” day and night just hoping to catch a glimpse of the princess to be. The moment I saw Diana’s long train trail behind her, was the moment my dreams of being a bride began. Luckily, I had my own fairytale wedding. My dress was one of the last of the poufy Diana style dresses, before the look became more modern and streamlined. My handsome husband has since made me feel like a princess for almost 15 years now. Today, I set my Ipad to awake me early to witness the oversized hats and feather filled fascinators parade their way through the abbey. For some reason it didn’t feel as early in the morning as it had when I was a child. Amazingly, thirty years have passed since the first royal spectacle. I find it hard to comprehend the vast amount of life I have lived since then. However, the miracle in today’s wedding could be in the sense that time seems to have stood still and I was right back at age 10, watching in awe. Rather than sharing the experience with my beloved grandmother, my eleven-year-old daughter sat glued to the TV absorbing the majesty of it all for herself. Perhaps the seed of her own dream wedding was planted in today’s early hours. Beautiful princess Kate seemed more confident; perhaps a sign of the times but everything else was as perfect as I had remembered. I can close my eyes and remember the tears in my grandmother’s eyes and I now realize the importance of tradition. Traditions help complete the circle and bring sense to our lives. With their balcony kiss, a new generation of hope has begun and the generations of the past will forever live in our hearts.
5/8/2011 06:54:06 am
How sweet. I'm reading this blog on Mother's Day and I'm sure she's smiling down at you and your memories on this special day.
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