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Eli’s Wedding Adventure

September 11, 2010

The church was amazing with wood rafters that were so high up that my four-year-old  Eli proclaimed “Giants must have built this” the night before at the dress rehearsal. The people attending the event kept coming endlessly it seemed, every pew was filled. Looking around I noticed brides’ maids and grooms’ men scrambling around, some of which seemed to be nursing headaches, as they tried to get the final things needed for the wedding in order.

As the wedding was about to take place Eli, the ring bearer, was given the pillow with the ring and a stern warning from mommy not to toss it around but to be very careful with it so that he would not lose it. ” Oh..Alright” he said. The bride came down the aisle and so did Eli with the flower girl, pillow in hand, carefully doing his job but secretly wishing to just be able to go play with the remote control snake that Ashley the bride had bribed him with to get him to be the ring bearer.

As the vows were being said Eli was doing as good as any four-year-old could be expected to. Standing still for so long holding that pillow seemed like an eternity to him. He finally put the pillow on his head to rest for a second and rocked back and forth. The best man who just so happened to be standing right behind Eli saw the ring on the pillow, on top of Eli’s head, and decided that he should just take it for safe keeping. Eli didn’t know what had just happened and he brought the pillow back down after his rest and suddenly realized the ring was gone! His eyes became perfect circles and so did his mouth. He quickly looked around on the ground but didn’t see it.

Distressed and not knowing what to do he ducked quickly out of line and went behind the preacher. And in a whisper loud enough that I could hear three rows back he said say something that would make any bride panic, “Ashley! Ashley! I lost the ring!”. The best man acted quick when he realized what was going on, he straightened out the situation, but not before it caused a little distress.

At the reception, the ring bearer and flower girl had to come down a grand staircase to meet the crowd before the bride and groom. His mother thought that he might panic because there was so many people there. Quite the opposite happened,  he came down, the crowd started cheering, and he held up double peace signs and smiled like Richard Nixon. Some how I believe Eli will manage just fine when he gets older.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2010 9:04 pm

    Adorable story, I could see it all happening as you were telling it.

    • September 12, 2010 6:00 am

      I couldn’t make something like that up if my life depended on it! I’m just glad to be a witness to such fun.

  2. Anna and Her Biro permalink
    September 27, 2010 9:10 am

    Ah this is fantastic. Lovely to read too. One day I will have children and it looks like I will be kept constantly on my toes! Thanks for sharing and keep blogging!
    Anna x

    • September 27, 2010 11:32 am

      Eli tends to be hilarious on a daily basis. He calls his momma a “beautiful beautiful butterfly” when he tries to get he to play something with him. Come to think of it…it usually works!

  3. April 12, 2011 10:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing with us. I am waiting for more of your post.

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