Day 10th. A sovrannatural order

1 year earlier: choose your  bride dress

10 months earlier: choose your wedding design.

8 months earlier: location for the wedding

7 months earlier: choose your catering.

6 months earlier: organize your honeymoon

5 months earlier: presents list

4 months earlier: invitations

3 months earlier: choose photographer and make up

1 month earlier:  just relax…

We are sitting in a waiting room while a woman is speaking on the phone. she says she will be back with us in five minutes. I am sure she did not get the point. maybe she did not undertand who we are. or better. who we are going to be. We will enter in the guinnes book. I am sure. no one ever prepared his/her wedding in three months. especially when in the next days Jewish festivals are starting and between rosh hashana, yom kipur and sukkot we will find ourselves in November. two months away from the wedding.

By the way, the woman I was mentioning is supposed to show us a hall. that is not meant for the wedding. It is meant for a bar mizvah.

So summarizing:

In two months my son will, with G-d’s help, turn 13. And as a good mother i am supposed to organize him the best party in the world.

In three months my daughter will, with G-d’s help, become a wife. And as a good mother I am supposed to organize her the best wedding in the world.

In four months I think I will be in Hawaii, sipping from a colored glass a kosher juice fruit, resting on a chair and smiling at the memory of the craziest months of my life…

Lesson of the day: If I am not for me who will be for me (it means that it’s only the bride’s mother who must be nervous), and if I am only for myself who am I (maybe it means I shoud organize something else besides a wedding and a bar mizvah. does anybody need my help?). and if not now when? (When???please do not mention any time matter…)

p.s message for the writer of the brochure for brides. if you ever happen to come in my part of the town, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be very glad to tell you what adjustmentes you need to make to your time schedule. in order to fit it to the Orthodox Jewish world…

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