My only daughter was married last Saturday… and it was amazing!
Tears? Yes, I shed a few. Laughter? Yes, a LOT.
But here's what surprised me, after the wedding I felt a calm, a sort of inner release. It was as if I knew she was going to be in good hands.
I'm not sure but this may be a very typical father of the bride response, but I don't think I'm a very typical father of the bride (but perhaps I am). I have ALWAYS known she was going to be alright. She was a wonderful child who has grown into a wonderful woman. I have never worried about her. So why the "ahhhh, she is in good hands" feeling?
I don't know the answer, but I do know this- it has to do with love. The grooms love for my daughter, her love for him and my love for both of them… and the love my wife and I share. Somehow I know that my wife completes me even though I am also capable of being complete on my own.
I don't have the words to describe the emotion I experienced for the first time after the wedding, but it was good.