I am a Woman of Simplicity!
In the past I have read such heartfelt articles of Mother’s missing their children and Mother’s missing their own Mother’s.
Today I dedicate this article to my Mother and my Daughters.
My Mother, Christeen and my Daddy, Henry on their Wedding Day. My Mother always said if you get married in green, you will always be ashamed to be seen. My Daddy was on leave for a few days, from the Navy, he went and asked Mother’s, Father for her hand in marriage. He bought my Mother her green wedding dress. My Mother was sixteen years old, they spent the night in a Lucedale, Mississippi Motel. The next day, Daddy took my Mother, five hours away from her home in Mississippi, to live with his Mama and Papa at their home in Mississippi, which we all call The Red House. My Daddy left my Mother with her new in- laws, she had just met. My Mother lived with her Mother-in- law and Father -in- law, for six months, until my Daddy had another leave from the Navy, and he built Mother a one room shotgun house, beside his parents. Which we call The Henry House. Later, my Daddy bought a two-hundred and fifty acre farm with a plantation house, joining to my grandparents land. My Daddy is now eighty-three years old, and I lost my Mother when she was fifty-eight. I now write a journal, just for my children and grandchildren, so they know how much love my Mother had to give. I have often wanted to pick up the telephone and ask her how to do this or that. My Mother left this earth eighteen years ago, but the memories I have of Mother will live on with my journal and in my heart.
Henry and Christeen on their Wedding Day
My husband Terry and I were to have a small family wedding ,at the last minute, Terry got cold feet about getting up in front of everyone at the church. We got married an hour later than we were suppose to at the JP Office, with only my Maid of Honor, my brother who was the Best Man, his wife Judy,Terry’s sister, Bonnie and her husband whom is also my brother. One of my younger brother Eddie, road his bicycle to the JP office, and sneaked in, and I am so glad he did. I did miss my Parents,Grandmother three other sibling, and friends not being there, and Terry missed his Mother too. My family called everyone to cancel our wedding at the church. I have always wished my Daddy could have given me away. I made my bouquet of flowers. After we got married, we went to McDonald’s Hamburgers,(how many people can say that!) I had my hair cut off and dyed light brown, the day before and now I know you will not believe this but Terry had his cut too! We were mad at each other over our hair cuts. Terry now keeps his cut 1/2 inch long. We did not have a honeymoon until the following year, where we stayed a week in Destin, FL. We have been married thirty-one years, and on our twenty-fifth anniversary, we had a reception at the church.
We had a Bride’s cake, Groom’s cake, and all the flowers.
This was just a month after our oldest daughter’s Wedding
We did not renew our vows, for Terry said our vows were still good.
We asked the preacher to pray, and say a few words for our Marriage.
My Husband,Terry and I on our Wedding Day
My daughters are 15 months apart and thier weddings were a few months apart.
Both of my daughters were on their ankle the necklace, I wore on my wedding day. I handmade my necklace into an ankle braclet for each of my daughter’s to wear, on their Wedding Day. I gave to both of my daughter’s each a guardian angel pin, to know their would be angel watching over them, for I would not be with them everyday. I also gave both of my daughter’s each an antique white hand embroidery handkerchief and I tucked the handkerchief in a tiny satin draw string bag tied to the back of their wedding bouquet. Each of my daughter’s Bridesmaids were given a silver tussie mussie, necklace and earrings. On my daughter’s Wedding Day, I also gave to the Groom’s Mother and all the Grandmothers a white lace handkerchief tucked into a tiny satin bag.
My daughter, Jennifer and her husband Nicholas, were married outdoors on the Natchez Trace, beside water. I handmade Jennifer’s veil, the Tarra in her hair, and all the flowers. I surprised Jennifer with the necklace and earrings she had picked out, from David Bridal. They have been married over six years and their children are Gage, age 4 and
Brianna, age 22 months.
Jennifer and her husband Nicholas
on their Wedding Day
My daughter, Suzette and her husband Shane were married at the church. I handmade Suzette Tarra in her hair, earrings and necklace and all the flowers. They have been married over six years, and their children are Creighton age 5 and Hannah age three.
Suzette and her Husband, Shane
on their Wedding Day
My Wish For My Daughters.
For both of my daughters to Follow Their Dreams!
To be happy and successful, wherever life should take them,
and in whatever they may choose to do.
To hold on to their morals and values.
To thine on self be true.
Then should there be time for me,
I shall have reaped what I have sown!
Thank you all for letting me share, Mothers and Daughters!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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