Sunday, August 23, 2009

I Gained a Daughter in Love!

After all these years I'm so happy to
finally have a daughter!
I'm no longer out numbered (Yay!).
Here's my oldest son with his beautiful new bride!
I found this on the Internet (where else), it seemed so fitting.
Daughter in Love
Daughter-in-Love You came to me not after nine months of waiting... No, I had to wait forty-five years before you came into my life. And then, there you were... fresh-faced, hair swinging, that marvelous smile enhanced by the altogether lovely spirit shining in your sparkling brown eyes. He proudly presented you to me and I knew you were THE ONE. I'd often wondered how I would feel when the first of my sons "got serious" about a girl. It's not that I thought she wouldn't be "worthy" -- I worried that she wouldn't love him enough or believe in his dreams or laugh at his jokes. Would she support his decisions yet stand up for her own? Would she be strong through the bad times and cherish the good times? Would she like me? Would I like HER? And then I met you, and I knew... Here was not a person I could call "Daughter-in-Law," because that sounds like a contract and doesn't begin to describe our relationship. Law has nothing to do with it... but LOVE does. And so you are my Daughter-in-Love, who grew not under my heart, but certainly in it.
-Poem by Roberta Anne Hahn

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  1. I'm so happy for you that you have a DIL that you love. I love the poem you included. I think I'm going to refer to my DIL as a Daughter in Love from now on. It's a perfect sentiment. I wish much happiness to your son and his wife.

  2. Congratulations Aileen! I am so happy for you and your family.

  3. Congratulations to the whole family.

  4. Well, you are still outnumbered but the ratio is getting better!
    Congrats again,

  5. Congratulations again! I hope to see more photos! What a lovely sentiment - glad you shared it!

  6. Congratulations to all. Sorry I'm so late with all the best wishes.