Post # 1
My parents split when I was 5 & my father has never been a significant part of my life. My mum on the other hand has been the most amazing woman & leader to my sister & I.
I want mum to walk me down the aisle & I want to do something special to ask her (similar to “be my bridesmaid” cards/gifts). So far I’m thinking of a card with a pic of a path or something, am trying desperately to locate my baby album to see if there’s any photos of her holding my hand as I toddle somewhere….
Anybody got any other ideas? Mum loves poems, but the ones I’ve found are too frilly or dad-centric. Any suggestions would be great 🙂
Post # 4
I found this poem, with a bit of tweaking you could change the last two sentences.
You’re the friend I most adore.
You taught me everything I know
You never abandoned me
when times got tough.
You held my trembling hands
when the waters were rough.
Mother, you’ve always been by my side.
Holding me up
When I wanted to hide.
Because of you,
I now walk with pride.
If you walk me down the aisle
You would make me the happiest bride.
That’s why I want you on my wedding day
To walk down the aisle by my side.
My poetry skills are crap – but I guess it’s a start….
Post # 5
OMG I love that! Esp the second ending “That’s why I want you on my wedding day/To walk down the aisle by my side.”
Post # 6
I dont really have any ideas, but i love your idea of a baby photo where she’s holding your hand.. i think that would be so sweet!
Post # 7
@mcgoo: Um…I think we’re twins. My father left my mom when I was young and she raised my sister and myself basically without his help. I’ve already told my mom she’s walking me down the aisle, but now I thinking of a unique way to formally ask her. Thank you for this post; I love it!
Post # 8
@MmeSilverBullet: yeah mum already knows I want her to do it, but I would still like to officially ask her with a nice gesture & maybe something for her to keep.
At a loss for my baby album, so I might have to resort to stock photo of an adult/child’s hands or something. Maybe I’ll find a nice pic of the 2 of us nowadays….
Post # 9
@mcgoo: I think a nice pic of the 2 of you would be nicer than a stock photo (IMHO). I can’t wait to ask my mom (officially)! Good luck 🙂
Post # 10
@MmeSilverBullet: I found some stock photos of paths etc (mum loves gardens/the outdoors) so at a stretch, if I can’t find a decent photo of us, then I’ll use that. But yeah, might be a bit cheesy with some random photo that clearly isn’t us!!