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Sharing a Dance

Llamas, Fishing Poles And a Wedding

On August 30, 2019, We gathered our Famtourage together to celebrate the wedding of our second son Je and his new bride S. My husband C had the honor of marrying them.

The day started with Mimosas and pastries in the brides room and coffee, donuts and I suspect a little Jack Daniels in the grooms room (which was actually C & my suite.)


After sending the bridal party off to the venue for a “First Look” and photo’s, we parents got ourselves ready for the big event.

I even helped my Ex Big J’s wife tame her naturally curly hair. (Now that’s what I call trust…lol.) I’m sure she would do the same for me.

We could not have asked for a more picture perfect day for the happy couple. Although there was a bit of sadness that our entire family could not be together to celebrate, we all had a fantastic day full of beauty enjoying the gorgeous venue property (Llamas and all) and an evening full of love and laughter (and a lot of dancing.)

It also made me very happy to know what a respectful, loving, son we’ve raised.

When it was time, I shared the emotional Mother & Son dance with R. She has been Je’s Step-mother most of his life and she deserved the honor of a dance on his special day.

In the past I have shared these special moments such as mother son banquets, football mom moments and Senior Nights with R. It wasn’t always easy and I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a hard in the earlier years, but I can honestly say that it was my pleasure to watch her dance with our son this past weekend.

R hesitated for just a split second and looked at me when she was called up and I gave her a quick sign of reassurance that I was more than ok with it.

It also made me very happy to know what a respectful, loving, son we’ve raised. A couple of months ago he said to me “I already know what your answer will be, but I wanted to ask you if you would mind if I have a mother son dance with R too?” Just the fact that he was comfortable asking and didn’t have to worry about what my answer would be, gives me peace.

From the first news of Je & S’s engagement, to the last dance of the wedding, Big J, R, C and I all worked together to make sure the kids had the best day possible.

R, Big J, me and C Enjoying the sunset

It truly was a group effort with lots of help, love and support from S’s family too. Her Matron of Honor and her wife were rockstars and such a huge support for Je & S. They are blessed to be surrounded by so many that love them.

Matron of Honor with her wife and S & Je

We could not have asked for a more picture perfect day.

And after all was said and done. R and I surprised the happy couple by purchasing decorative items and special treats for their Honeymoon Suite up at R & Big J’s lake house. They loved their surprise!

And they lived happily ever after…

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