moriath

Aw, my grandma's a sweetheart

moriath

Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!

Aw, my grandma's a sweetheart

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My grandma (Mom's mother) is making me a shawl for the wedding in case it's pretty and snowy outside and we want pictures. Mostly, the shawl is really for her - it makes her feel useful and part of the wedding planning process. I hadn't wanted a shawl before Mom mentioned finding something for Grandma to do, but once it came up, it wasn't any skin off my nose. Plus it's now turning into something of a family tradition for the grandmother to make a shawl for the bride (my mom's grandmother did the same for her wedding).

Today my grandma sent me an e-mail letting me know the shawl was done and she had delivered it to my mom. At the end of the e-mail she added "remember it was made with love."

My grandma and I have never been close, mostly because she and my mom have never been close. This is probably the sweetest thing she's ever written/said to me.

I fly back to Michigan on Thursday! Flying into Detroit (because OMG is it ever cheaper to fly into Detroit) and then Dad is picking me up to drive me 2 1/2 hours back across the state (omg this could be a bad trip. Well, not really bad - Dad and I have been much better lately, but it could still be awkward and quiet) where an intense wedding planning weekend will commence. I don't have too many vendor meetings - so far I only have the tasting at the hotel - but I plan on getting lots of crafts out of the way, including veil, garter and jewelry, and I want to do my hair and possibly makeup trial.

Okay, this entry has been far longer than I intended it to be. Now I need to hop in the shower quickly so I can be squeaky clean when I go to work.
  • How wonderful that all your plans are coming together!!!

    And that's nice that your grandmother made you a shawl.
  • (Anonymous)
    Sqee! This is all wicked exciting to read about as it comes together -- my parents have granted their official permission for my SO and I to get married (geez, I make it sound so bureaucratic) and so we'll be starting the engagement ceremony arrangements in earnest.

    Btw, what's your mailing address again? E-mail me: book_worm6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    - D.M.P.
    • Congratulations on the official permission! Good luck planning your own celebration.

      It's really kind of surreal how quickly some things are coming together. It feels like I spent AGES waiting for this wedding to happen, and all of a sudden it's happening at top speed.
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