"… and the bride wore white." It’s the title of the book that brought Katie Meyers and myself into a friendship, and it could be the first sentence in a breathtaking description of a local wedding in your local paper. But it’s most fitting for Katie’s wedding story.
I realize that a mother gives us the ability to have a healthy outlook on life—or an unhealthy one. She “fills the bucket with understanding.” I know my mom poured a healthy outlook into my life from day number one. I want to dip my bucket back into the deep well of truth, but my understanding has run dry. I’m forgetting how to have an outlook that presses me to the hard work of dipping down into the deep well. And I refuse to be a girl who cannot see purpose in the most difficult of circumstances. So I have declared it a summer of Me and Mom.