I’ve reached that stage in my life, where I have friends with adult children. Ok, so I have adult children too. I’ve reached that stage in life where I am invited to weddings and other celebrations because of the parents.
Today, I am attending my friend’s son’s wedding. It’s rather small ceremony, held at a home, very intimate. These are some of the best weddings I have ever attended. It just dawned on me. When I was getting married to my first husband, my mother told me I had to invite certain people; my parents friends. I never could understand that. Now, many moons later, I am one of those friends. My friend invited me because I do know her son and I’ve met his fiance multiple times.
It’s just odd realizing you’ve gone from guest as a friend of the bride and groom to guest because of being friends of the parents. It’s just another phase I am passing through. Ironically, I became friends with the groom’s mom when we were in the Blue Star Mother’s group. Our sons are only a few years apart in age.