Post # 1
Have any of you noticed anything similar in your photos?
My parents were thrilled I was getting married to my beau of 10 years, and never ever hinted otherwise. My mom didn’t cry during the wedding and my dad was all about composure (with a slight hint of jealousy at so much fuss over me, ahha)
I’m picking out photos for the photobook – they look SAD in the photos with me! My mom is giving half-hearted smiles (she’s NEVER been camera shy before, so that’s not it.) and my dad is being more camera shy than usual.
What is going on?! lol
Post # 3
Even if your parents were thrilled that you were getting married and love your husband, there still might have been some sadness there for them. Their daughter was getting married! It is a big transition in their lives… you forming your own family unit away from them. It means you won’t rely on them first anymore, that you’re really REALLY all grown up, and that they’re the “2nd generation” now. I know my mom has had some sadness as my brother and I get married about how my dad and her and my aunts/uncles used to be the 1st generation… the ones getting married and having kids and all that fun stuff. Now they’re the grandparents and we’re the ones “living” in her mind. People have a lot of issues with change and aging, and its very possible some of that was going on in their minds.
Post # 4
Maybe it was because so many pictures were being taken?
I know my family had a hard time holding their smile for all of the pictures! Do you think that may be it?
Post # 5
🙂 I’m still working my way through, so I’m sure that’ll be the case later, but these were literally the first ones 😉
I had never heard someone talk about them feeling like we are now “living” before, that’s very interesting. I will definitely think about that some more. My folks are incredibly resilient and strong people, and so being sad at my wedding was completely not what I imagined since I had left home for long periods many times before.
On another note, my mother is severly grieving now (as I’ve mentioned in other posts) and we were looking back on the wedding as the last happy time and it’s a little strange/sad that her face doesn’t reflect that very well for other reasons.