Pretty Little Bow

I had three weeks’ notice to plan for the trip to see my sister become a wife, but it only took two days for the mailman to deliver my lace dress. I rummaged through my daughters’ and husband’s closets for something to match.

The ten-hour drive resulted in my children fighting over which movies to watch and who got to eat the last gummy shark. They also shared laughter from the bottom of their bellies.

In Toledo, the groom found the rings he lost, and I ran across a sheet of ice to collect the bouquets I forgot in the car. The bride smiled.

After two families tied a bow to become one, we celebrated with pasta and Peroni.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

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15 thoughts on “Pretty Little Bow

    1. Follow the rules, submit your post and Thursday we vote for the best piece of writing! Link is there on my page. Give it a try! It’s fun and rewarding.

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      1. Sure. And what is the topic? Any specific genre?

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      2. There are two grids – nonfiction and fiction/poetry. Only fiction has prompts.

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  1. THe simple joys of life!!! Your desceiptions are crisp yet speak volumes

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  2. I love belly laughs from children. I don’t know what Peroni is, but I’m a huge fan of pasta. 🙂

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  3. I love that you left out details that I can basically imagine from attending oh so many weddings. The focus on the parts that stood out, that made this one special, was a home run. And I love the contrast of the lace dress and Peroni. Sounds like a really fun event!

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  4. Weddings are such a thing I dread going to until I get there and am reminded of the lovely moments they create, such as the memories in this piece.

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    1. Thank you, Nate! I appreciate the comment 😊


  5. Danielle, I love this! I love how you tie everything together with the numbered events, linked together to tell a story. So original.


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