The soggy hobbit

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Yep. I’m going to have to share πŸ™‚

Today I watched through tears as my son and his little Faith were married. Faith looked beautiful, something said about all brides, of course. But in this case it was simply true. She was stunning.

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It was not your conventional big wedding with all the trimmings, but then, this is no ordinary couple. It was a small, intimate ceremony and absolutely right. And we had perfect weather.

Yet for all there were apparently just a very few of us there, the room was full to overflowing. Over the past four years so many people have given their loving support to my son, myself and my family, that I carried a whole host of them in my heart today.

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I could not help looking back at where we have journeyed to come to this day… where this young couple can now stand on the threshold of a future full of possibilities.

I could not help remembering, and with those memories, the deep and abiding gratitude wells up for all the love, friendship and kindness we have been blessed with. So my heart carried with me every one of you who has been there with us along the road.

You were all there.

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It is true that mothers generally shed a tear or two at weddings. But if you know anything of their story, you will understand the handbag full of damp tissues and the rather soggy hobbit who, standing with her younger son, watched the elder stand to speak his vows to the beautiful young woman about to become his wife.You will know why watching him sign his name in theΒ register set me off again. The day was like that.

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We were early for lunch, so sat in a pavement cafe in our wedding finery before heading to a wonderful Chinese restaurant and a lovely meal shared before the cake was cut.

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Then back to Nick and Faith’s home where I watched him dance (well, sort of, very sort of…) with his wife in their garden .. and where, with much laughter, I danced with my son at his wedding. Yep. That’s done it, I’m off again…. pass the tissues….

Nick’s story has a happy ending… except it is not really the ending of his story.. but the beginning of theirs.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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46 Responses to The soggy hobbit

  1. Beautiful couple. Proud momma


  2. SirenaTales says:

    YAHOO!! Here’s to the breathtaking power and potential of LOVE. Xoxo


  3. Leisa says:

    Oh I cried too, *pass the tissues love*

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE That last photo *blows nose and cries again*



  4. Congrats to you and your family. I am sending a warm embrace and extra kleenex, much love to you all. Faith, hope,strength, they have it all, and now each other as husband and wife. I see beautiful fairy tale stories in your future posts, grin. xo


  5. alienorajt says:

    Utterly lovely and heart-warming, Sue – a wonderful post. xxxxx


  6. So cute! Yay for the happy couple and their happy momma!


  7. theINFP says:

    A beautiful beginning Sue, you all look stunning. Your shoes – tres elegante!


  8. What a beautiful couple. My very best wishes to them. And, Sue … is that you dancing with your son? Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


  9. My best to the lovely couple. May they live a long and happy life together.


  10. Wonderful! So happy for all! xo, Alethea


  11. Congratulations to the beautiful couple! What a journey – may the rest of it be long and wonderful. Thank you for sharing the day with us!!


  12. ksbeth says:

    laughing and crying for all of you, what a beautiful couple, and mama ) b


  13. Δ½Adelaide says:

    What a lovely post… all are beautiful and beaming. congratulations!♥


  14. Adrian Lewis says:

    Very, very moving, Sue. All congratulations, and good luck for the future! A


  15. Heru's Light says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Oh my! You all look so radiant. Sue, what a day, what a journey! Yes, that last photo says it all. And there cannot but be tears!!!! Much love my friend xx


  16. I wish them to be happy forever and that together they can accomplish their dreams.


  17. prewitt1970 says:

    Brought years to my eyes. I can’t believe I missed this post. Please give him a giant hug from me.


  18. This is wonderful. Your pride, love and excitement come out so well in your writing. I wish the happy couple my best and send them my most positive thoughts for a joyful future together. Best to you -AB


  19. Kev says:

    I raise my glass to Nick and Faith. My all the blessings of this world fall upon you! What a beautiful couple!


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