Gabby and Greg get married....

My younger cousin got married a few weeks ago. From a celebratory perspective, I was beyond excited - Gabby had moved to Lewes, DE a few years ago, met an awesome guy and had fallen in love. The wedding - held at the Liriodendron in Bel Air, MD, was decidedly not lower Delaware and we all were super excited to have the big celebration here, closer to home, and see a lot of the Delmarva family.

But on another note, the wedding was especially poignant for me. I had the pleasure of watching Gabby as an infant on Saturdays since her parents work schedule was rather grueling. Her mom, a retail manager for Hecht's and later, Macy's, worked insane hours and reached out me during my High School years to be Gab's Saturday nanny. 

I had literally watched this child grow up.  She was no longer this gorgeous little Italian baby, so mature looking beyond her years, so ladylike in her pearls for a two year old holiday photo. She was a bride.

A last minute rainstorm had forced the outside, garden wedding indoors, so unfortunately I couldn't photograph the ceremony as planned, but I think I captured the best moments anyway - the father/daughter dance. Fighting sobs, I witnessed a dad lovingly dance with his daughter to Billy Joel's Goodnight My Angel and everyone in the room felt the love that he bestowed upon her.

Good night my angel time to close you eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say

I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Where ever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away
Good night my angel now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay

And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep
Inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

Goodnight my angel now it's time to dream
And dream how wondeful your life will be
Someday your child will cry and if you sing this lullaby
Then in your heart there will always be a part of me

Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die that's how you and I will be

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! You are so talented! This is your second career!

Love you ,