Monday, September 24, 2007
i picked up the bride the morning of her wedding. i had put blue ribbons on my car and decorated the inside with a few small touches. in her seat i put a ruffled pillow and in front of her i wrote out the word "bride" so she would not forget it was her day. we went and got her nails and toes done. we shopped a bit. she needed something blue (am i the right person to help with that, or what?) and some lip gloss. we picked up her freshly pressed dress and we got a cup of coffee and a bagel.
i taught her when she was in the fifth grade. when she got older, she babysat my children. i often helped her with her school work. in fact, this computer of mine is full of her word documents. suddenly, she is all grown up and now she is a wife.
i took her to pick out her wedding gift. she chose a lovely saying in the ivory color and she says she is going to hang it near her kitchen. i hope when she looks at it, not only will it represent her new life, but remind her of her old one. and a teacher who will always love her.