The greatest happiness a mother can have in her life is seeing her children grow up healthy and happy. I am so blessed to have been able to attend the wedding of my son to his beautiful bride! Although I’ve had many successes, and I have a lot of things in my life to be proud of, I can’t think of any moment in my life that made me more proud, or more successful, than welcoming my daughter-in-law into our family. She is a truly wonderful woman—the type that every mother dreams of her son someday marrying. Of course, I like to believe it’s my influence that made my son grow up to choose such a good woman, but I think that this time I will let him have all the credit.
The wedding was an incredible event, and it was the perfect way to celebrate the union not just of my son and his bride, but also of our two families. I had a blast, and it is certainly an event that I will remember for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to see what comes next for my son and my daughter-in-law. Marriage is a blessing, filled with a lot of hard work, obstacles, and joys, and I know that they will meet any and all challenges they face head-on.
- Yvonne S. Thornton, M. D., M. P. H.