Finally the big day arrived for Mollie and Garrett.
Garrett was ready early. He didn’t seem nervous at all the little scamp!
Victor took Garrett to the venue while I stayed at the house with Mollie to help her get ready.
After making sure Victor was ok to drive after his ridiculous night of partying I went to help my daughter get ready. I found Mollie giving herself a pep talk in the mirror.
“You can do it. You’re gonna get married. You’re not gonna puke in Garrett’s face. You’re gonna be fine.”
“Oh, Honey, you will be just fine.”
“I love you, Mommy.”
“Yeah. Let’s do this!”
I couldn’t help but take one last look in the mirror before driving Mollie to the church. Was I ready for this?
“MOOOOOOOOOM! I’m gonna be late for my own wedding!”
I guess I don’t have a choice!
“Mollie, you look wonderful. Garrett is a lucky man. Don’t let him forget it, kiddo. And you can always come home if you decide he’s a jerk.”
“Thanks, Daddy. Are you ready?”
“No, but you are. Go get married. GARRETT YOU BE GOOD TO HER!”
“Sir, yes, sir!”
After the ceremony I couldn’t help but be amazed at how grown up my beautiful daughter had gotten.
Cutting the cake seemed insignificant to Mollie and Garrett. They did it because it was tradition then snuck off to dance alone upstairs.
That’s how I found them. Dancing together, lost to the world around them. They were so lost in each other that I couldn’t help but watch in amazement. I knew that my part in Mollie’s life was over. Not entirely of course but now she would be on her own and I would take a backseat role. I’m ok with that. She will be just fine.
Author’s Note: This is the end of Generation 1. Lydia and Victor will now just be minor characters in the story. Mollie and Garrett will take over as Generation 2. I hope you will stay on for Generation 2 and the story of Mollie.