Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Weddings, Memories, etc.

 I was at the hospital the day Aly was born. February 2, 1975. She is my twin sister's child. She is my god daughter, I'm her Madrina. I'm her oldest daughter, Kaitlyn's Madrina too. She's my ground hog baby. I was there while both her babies were born. She was a coach when my baby, Lyndsey, had Makayla. I've helped her celebrate her joys and tried to be there for her when she suffered her sorrows.  

Her wedding is Saturday, July 26, in Maui (Hawaii) . My sons and Carla will be there. I'm glad her cousins will be there. Her Mom and Dad will be there too. I'm glad. 
I can't go.  It seems most of her family can't go right now.
 I have avoided thinking about it for the most part. I "put it away" when I'd start to think about it and face the fact that I wouldn't scrape the money together and be there to get in the way with my camera when Aly, Kat & Emma celebrated marriage to Saul. She's been through a lot, my little ground hog, in the last 5 years. I really wanted to be there to experience her joy. I feel like I'm crashing hard today, in the reality of not being there Saturday. 
 Wah wah wah... Welcome to my pitty party. Carla has promised to take a lot of pictures. So will Kathie, her mom. (you will right Sis?) Ricky took his camera, but I don't expect a lot of pictures from him.  He's more into experiencing life.. I will be posting a photo of Aly, ready for the rest of her life next week when I get photos from Kathie.

Today, I'll post of photo of her at her shower. Saturday will be a good day. A Day Aly's life starts with Saul. You'll be beautiful, Kat  & Ema will be beautiful, Your mom will be happy and your dad, proud.  The Day Will be Perfect for your Wedding in Maui.      Love you honey.
Madrina
 


8 comments:

Carla Flocken said...

I wish you were coming too! I promise I will take pictures up the wazoo. We'll miss everyone that can't be there and we'll have a drink for each of you! Ricky will have two for each of you! :)

Love You!!!

Julee Marie Photography said...

Betty, I am sorry you wont be able to go to the wedding. I know how heartbroken you are. Seems like your family will have lots of pictures and i'm sure they will be thinking of you every moment.

love u

julee

Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh. What a beautiful lady she is. I hope you get lots of pictures. They will all be beautiful that is for sure.

Kathie said...

I guess it's now up to Ricky to have a wedding we can all go to!!!

Love you Betty. I wish you could come too.

Betty Flocken said...

:) Kathie! Don't forget Katie!!! I'm hoping for an AZ wedding! from her someday

Sandy said...

She is so gorgeous. That's a bummer (wow did I use bummer)....not getting to be there.

Lyndsey said...

I wish i could be there........

OvaGirl said...

Sorry you won;t be there Betty you obviously have so much love for your goddaughter. And I bet she will be an absolutely stunning bride...