After having a few days to reflect on our daughter’s marriage, I have figured out where all the strong emotions came from. It is not the fact that she is moving halfway across the world. It is the fact that she has now left our family. She will always be a part of our family, of course, but the reality is, she and BEN! are a family now. BEN! is the one she will go to for comfort and joy and share her sorrows with. We will be secondary to that. It is all natural and good, but takes a bit of adjusting.
Keziah, Ezra and Boaz have all left home, but none are married. Though they’ve moved out, they haven’t left our family. All three come visit periodically. Keziah was bridesmaid in the wedding. The boys, unfortunately weren’t able to make it (they live about 4-5 hours from us).
We came home Tuesday night, and Avi sobbed in my arms saying, “I’ll never see her again”. That was an exaggeration, of course, but probably very much how it feels to an eight year old. I am sure there will be more tears today as we say our final goodbye. I have Skype set up on my computer now so we can keep in touch.
Thank you to everyone for your kind comments. So far I have heard from people viewing the wedding from: Bulgaria, England, Australia, Japan and France. We know we had family and friends from Canada and New Zealand viewing. If you watched the wedding from a country not listed, could you leave a comment? It is fun to see where viewers live.
Adalia has no intention of starting a blog (sorry) but will hopefully be adding plenty of photos on Facebook and I hope to be able to share some with you.
I’m off to say goodbye to my MARRIED daughter and son-in-law BEN!