Listen to what the world is telling you and take the leap. -Lily, How I Met Your Mother
The last night of our vacation, my family was gathered around in my Uncle’s backyard at the outdoor fire. Everyone was laughing and talking and you could feel the love and family togetherness. This was the perfect moment for my mom to announce that she had a surprise for me and Match.
She gave us a package and inside was a broom. She then read a little history of the wedding custom of “jumping the broom“. She said she’s read about it before and it’s always touched her. So right then and there, with my whole mother’s side of the family there to witness, Match and I jumped the broom.
Getting ready to jump. Match did a fake out the first time and everyone cracked up. That Match is always such a kidder.
Here we are taking the leap into our new life together.
My mom hasn’t been able to be as involved in the wedding planning as we would like her to be. Having her a state away has never been as hard as it has been these past months. This broom ceremony was her way of putting her own touch on our wedding, and it was so special to me. I loved this ceremony and this new tradition. If I have a daughter, I hope to give her this broom and have her jump the broom with her future husband one day.