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My son really is the "One and Only." He is our only child, he is my parents' only grandchild, and he is the only nephew to my brother and sister.

The "One and Only" is getting married in December. He and his fiance, Katie, have planned a beautiful wedding. I am looking forward to this wonderful event, but I am not looking forward to becoming a weeping mass of jelly at their wedding. I do not want to be a source of embarrassment, therefore I must have a plan in place.

To stem a flood of tears, I can:

1. Look upward and blink both eyes rapidly.

2. Bite the inside of my cheek.

3. Take sips of water. Hard to cry while sipping

4. Bring my thumb and index finger as close together as possible without letting them touch.

5 Take deep breaths.

6. Keep my eyes wide open.

7. Bite my lips.

8. Keep my tongue pressed against the roof of my mouth.

9. Think about something dumb and unrelated. A joke perhaps: "What did zero say to 8? Nice belt."

I can do this!

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Coffee wrote on February 24, 2015, 12:04 PM

What a lovely thing to be looking forward to. Make sure to buy yourself some waterproof mascara!

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on February 24, 2015, 12:33 PM

Funny! Haha! You anticipate about what's going to happen on this very special event in your son's life. Prepare a box of Kleenex on the pew you would be sitting. Congratulations to your son and beautiful daughter-in-law!

MV1106 wrote on February 24, 2015, 1:08 PM

You are blessed to have a wonderful son who has decided to add to your family. And you know what? Tears show love. Every mother who loves her children cries at their weddings. Not for anything more than she's realizing that they are growing up, truly leaving the nest and beginning a new chapter in their lives. It's okay to cry. Bring along provisions to fix your make up, should you need to, and just enjoy the day, however that manifests itself!

AliCanary wrote on February 24, 2015, 3:48 PM

Wear waterproof makeup and have tissues handy. I'm just sayin'.

GemstonePink wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:27 PM

Definitely will go with the waterproof!

GemstonePink wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:28 PM

When it is your only child getting married, becoming far too emotional seems to come with the territory.

GemstonePink wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:29 PM

I am going to arrive prepared for a flood!

GemstonePink wrote on February 24, 2015, 4:30 PM

Like a Boy Scout, I will be prepared!

cheri wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:37 PM

Oh, I can feel the weigh of being happy and being sad as well. Yes, you can do that! Best wishes to your son.

allen0187 wrote on February 24, 2015, 9:24 PM

Those are great tips to stop yourself from crying. Although, if I were you, i'll go all 'Frozen' in the wedding and just 'Let It Go'!!!

crowntower wrote on February 25, 2015, 2:46 AM

Hahahahahaha that is so funny, but I think the happiness part will always have a bit of sadness if he is the only son in the house and the only child. Don't worry future grandma I bet he wikk give you a lot of grand kids to play with. Lol! Have a great day and may God bless your whole family and the future family of your son a wall of protection, strong bond and relationship with each other and specially to God, and true happiness be yours and your whole family and future grand kids. God bless.

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 28, 2015, 3:35 PM

Congratulations on being a soon-to-be-mother-in-law! (And no, I'm not saying that as a joke - if you love his fiance, then being a MIL is a good thing!)

When I choose what to wear to a wedding, I usually make sure that it has a place where I can hide some tissue...wait...make that, a LOT of tissue. Don't worry about making a spectacle of yourself with your tears. Trust me, most of the other guests are also trying to figure out how to hide theirs. They won't even notice yours unless you make a lot of noise.