Camille got married on Sunday. many photos to come. It was a beautiful event! But right now I want to share with you my Mother-of-the-Bride toast:
"Camille, in your eyes, I was a heroine. I was the strongest and wisest person you ever knew. And though I knew I wasn't always as strong or as wise as you thought, your belief in me often kept me going. I know I put all that I had and was, into making your life a happy one.
It is so appropriate that I am giving my speech here before you cut your wedding cake. I always said that you were the dessert of my life. My fifth child. My baby. The closing parenthesis of my motherhood. How often were we teased that you were the kid at the other end of a golden umbilical cord still attached to my body? Maybe they were right, but all I knew was how much I loved being your mom. I savored your sweetness.
Collin and Camille, you were both so very young 7 years ago when you met. You have weathered some tough storms together and always found yourselves back at each other's sides. I respect you both so much for that.For knowing your deepest hearts. And now, Collin, I officially share her sweetness with you. Bring it into the home you are about to make with each other. Take good care of my girl. I love you, and welcome into our family.
Now everyone...enjoy dessert!"