Here comes. . .the ring bearer! And the flower girl! And. . chaos!
Oy! If you’ve ever tried to incorporate small children into a wedding, you know the chaos that can ensue! In my illustrious career as a (so-called) wedding expert, I’ve seen it all! One of my favorite memories is of a little ring bearer (maybe four or five years old) tossing the pillow up in the air repeatedly throughout the entire wedding! Another quirky kid-themed memory took place at my second-oldest daughter’s wedding when one of the ring bearers, (the groom’s younger brother), excused himself to go to the bathroom about halfway through the ceremony. I got tickled as I watched him leave because his body movements made it clear that he really need to go!
Kids are unpredictable, but they make life so much fun! I had the time of my life incorporating kids into my recent inspirational romance, LOVE FINDS YOU IN DAISY OKLAHOMA. Here’s a little blurb about the story:
Love blooms in unlikely places. In 1912, two years after a tornado left many children homeless, the town of Daisy, Oklahoma, needs help with its orphanage. Enter Rena Jewel, 38 years old and still single, who longs to do something important with her life. A lover of flowers, Rena believes the letter from Daisy to be a sign from the Lord, and she promises to help. Sheriff Gene Wyatt is a widowed father struggling to control 23 unruly orphans—and to keep his own two boys from burning down the town. So when he receives word that help is on the way, Gene rejoices. Until he meets Rena that is—a genteel and far-too-pretty woman whom he assumes is not up to the challenge. And after meeting the children, Rena begins to agree with him. At her wits’ end, she helps the children plant a garden and slowly earns their respect and obedience. The new orphanage director arrives just as the garden begins to bloom, and Rena must deicde whether she can leave the town, the children-and the man—she’s come to love.
I had such a blast writing the wedding scene at the end of LOVE FINDS YOU IN DAISY OKLAHOMA. Want to know why? Because I got to incorporate the kids! Adding them to the mix was pure delight! I hope you enjoy their antics as much as I did.
Please enjoy this audio message to my readers: Ah, Children! And while you’re at it, have a look at my Video Trailer: