loren Eric Swanson: Father of the Bride

Friday, May 19, 2006

Father of the Bride

A week from tomorrow my daughter Kacey is getting married. Our time with her at home, once measured in years, is now measured in hours. She wrapped up her classes at UNC (with 4 A's and a B, I might add) and will transfer to the University of Colorado in the Fall. She's spending her days working out the details of the wedding. Yesterday, Pam Olson (mother of the groom) came to our house to work on the slideshow that will be shown at the rehearsal dinner. She's doing a great job. Around supper time, I threw a few things on the grill and we called Erik's dad, Doug, and invited him over and everything turned out quite nicely. Last night was also the night we had set aside to watch The Father of the Bride, with Steve Martin. Since Kacey was around six-years-old, this movie has formed the template for her wedding and also the input I would have. And it has come true. As George Banks (Steve Martin) says in the opening scene, "Marriage is simple--exchange vows and rings and its over. But weddings are far from simple." I've seen the movie a few times over the years. Before it was watching their story, now it was like watching mine--joy with a tinge of sadness as my little girl will be leaving for good.

1 Comments:

At Friday, May 19, 2006 8:27:00 AM, Blogger jerry said...

Eric,

Great story and know this is a special time for you and Liz. Having married three girls, I can say that it is something different about those little girls and their dad.

it will be fun, especially since you are getting to do the wedding. Sheryl and I will be thinking of you and your family.

 

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