As you know, divorce is not easy for anyone – especially when kids are involved. While some divorces end relatively peacefully, there can be unintended consequences that come forth years later. Like finding a letter your now spouse wrote to their ex or when one parent gets remarried.
So when one dad married a younger woman, he had to bring his new wife to his daughter’s wedding. But the new wife wanted revenge against the mother-of-the-bride.
So, years after her parents’ divorce, things were about to get ugly – again.
With Jennifer’s wedding day getting closer, nothing could make the excited bride lose momentum. Not even her parents’ divorce.
Jennifer’s mom had found the perfect dress and would look like a beautiful mother-of-the-bride on her daughter’s big day.
But just one week later, Jennifer discovered that her father’s 25-year-old wife had bought the exact same dress as her mom…
So she asked her stepmom to return it but the young wife refused.
“No way! I look amazing in this dress, and I’m wearing it,” she replied.
Jennifer broke the bad news to her mother but the matron took it surprisingly well.
“Don’t worry, darling. I’ll just find a new dress. It’s your special day and this won’t get in the way.”
Just a few days later, they went shopping and found another beautiful dress.
When they got home, Jennifer asked her mom, “When will you return the other dress? You don’t really have another reason to wear it anytime soon.”
“Of course I do!,” her mom replied. “I’m going to wear it for the rehearsal dinner the night before your wedding.”
There are many other traditions and superstitions associated with romance activities on Valentine’s day including:
- the first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband;
- if the names of all a girl’s suitors were written on paper and wrapped in clay and the clay put into water, the piece that rose to the surface first would contain the name of her husband-to-be.
- if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a rich person.
- In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week.
- In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”