A Fairy Tale…

So much emphasis is placed on “the big day” being such a perfect fairy tale. I hate to rain on your parade, but it is so NOT about that one special day. Every day that follows is just as special.
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Prince Charming may appear to be a perfect specimen of a handsome groom on your wedding day, but you know true love when you look at him with love in your eyes when he is head to toe in grease, dirt or manure.
My low keyed, machine shed wedding reception may have lowered the bar for orchestrating a perfect day, but that is who I am and the culmination of days that follow are what have made for a wonderful life.
I witness true love that stands the test of time as I watch my mother-in-law coax her husband of 64 years to eat. The scale reads 114.5, dementia has played havoc with his mind, and his body is worn out. She cannot “fix it” but you can tell by her eyes that she wishes she could. To have a spouse so dedicated is how a fairy tale should end…

The Wedding Gift

Young love is exciting, fresh and alive with anticipation of what lies ahead. If only young love knew what mature love would say or do…
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What a blessing to witness a couple that truly demonstrate love and commitment that is lasting. An enduring love that stays intact through triumph, tragedy and the predictable routine of everyday life. This is the best gift this wedding couple could ever receive from their grandparents.

The wedding day… happily ever after.

Lean on each other’s strengths; forgive each other’s weaknesses.  ~ unknown

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Friday, October 11, 2013 will be an exciting day for this young couple as they exchange wedding vows before family and friends. Nervous anticipation, joyous fellowship with family and friends, fun and entertaining reception and dance will make for a wonderful celebration for all.
Yes, it’s fun to celebrate and share fellowship with family and friends on “the big day” but it’s the little things that you share each day that follows that are truly blessings. Sharing a conversation over a cup of coffee in the morning or a beverage on the deck at the end of the day are moments to be treasured. These are the events I would miss if I didn’t have the love of my life to share them with. Life will throw you a curve from time to time and there will be days of sadness and loss. Having a spouse to share in the joys of life, as well as lean on during the challenging times is truly a blessing.
Congratulations, Dan & Amanda… may your lives be truly blessed.