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With this ring, I thee "web"

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Ring from Luke and Bracelet made by Luke
Last year, my younger sister got married and moved to Baltimore, which, by the way, is still south of the Mason-Dixon line. In preparation for my older son's role in the wedding, we bought a Calliou DVD which featured a short story about Calliou's own debut as a ring bearer.   

Since then, Luke has been trying to understand why Aunt Janie moved away.  Last week, I was explaining to him that Aunt Janie fell in love, got married and moved to Baltimore to live with Uncle Bill.  This conversation led to Luke asking a multitude of questions like, "Did it hurt to fall in love?"  and, "Mommy, can you teach me how to fall in love?"  It's so difficult to define love to a very curious three year old.  I explained to Luke that I fell in love the moment he came out of my belly and I looked into his eyes.  He then asked, "Did I love you too?"  I laughed and said, "Yes, that's when we fell in love!" 

So, a few days later, we went to Pigtails and Crewcuts to get Luke's hair cut.  After the cut, the children are allowed to pick a prize from the treasure box.  Imagine my surprise and sheer delight when Luke chose this ring, brought it over to me and said, "Mommy, with this ring, I thee web."  Yes, web.   That is not a typo.  It was one of those special moments that I'll remember forever.  Luke saw how absolutely tickled I was by his "proposal," so all afternoon we practiced "falling in love," which consisted of him putting the ring on my finger and saying, "With this ring, I thee web.  Now we can kiss Mommy."  I promise you, it was a game I never got tired of playing.  If I get to be the love of his life for the next thirty years, I'll consider myself one lucky lady!


  1. How absolutely precious!!!! You are one lucky lady indeed!

  2. Our family had been watching "Father of the Bride" with Steve Martin recently. With two daughters, I cry every time I think of their weddings. My litte one asked when she was going to get married. "Someday, alon while from now," I told her (she is three, like Luke.) Her dad and I were tickled when she said, Okay, and can I get married to daddy?" Sweet, sweet children!

  3. Yes, it is funny to think of our little ones getting married one day! Sweet babies.