Dear God, how am I going to make it through this wedding? It is going to be very hard to give my little girl away to the man of her dreams. As I work on my mother of the bride speech, I find it very difficult to stay on a positive focus. This is my little girl I am letting go of her hand. I remember the day I gave birth to her, it seems only yesterday. She was so tiny and I was so scared to know that I was responsible for this beautiful baby girl. I would need lots and lots of help. What if I let her get hurt, what will I do, will I panic or will my mother instinct kick in? What if I lose my temper and yell at her. What if she hates me? So many unknown questions running through a new mothers mind. As the years went by my motherly instincts did kick in and we all survived. I watched her grow from a tiny baby that was totally dependent on me and her father, to a toddler still dependant on mom and day. As the years flew by I saw that dependence gradually grow to independence. Wow, can I tell some stories of those adolescent rebellious teen years. Maybe I can include a couple in my bride’s mother speech. I think God gave us teenagers so we will be happy to let them go when the time comes.
As I introduce myself in my mother of the bride wedding speech, by the way I never knew the mother of the bride had to make a speech, I feel the emotions rising. How can I do this? How can I hand my little girl off to a boy? When did she grow up? When did she become so smart? When did she fall in love? Oh, my, there are so many unknown paths to travel through life. I think this is one of the hardest. Will my daughter survive marriage? Will my new son-in-law take good care of her? Will he treat her right? Will he protect her the way I have? Will he make her happy? Then I look into her eyes and I see the happiness she feels when she looks in the eyes of her new husband. Then I see the same look in his eyes as he looks and hers also, and I feel much better. They will be okay. Will I make it through this mother of the bride speech? More