Saturday, May 23, 2015

From Canada, To China, To Russia And Back!


Well, it's been another busy week!

We ended last week/began this one playing for a wedding held at a ranch.

What I think I enjoy most is that weddings are like snowflakes, no two are the same. They are beautifully unique, each creating and reflecting their own personalities.

I love that couples are thinking outside of traditions, putting their personal stamp on their day. Writing their own vows instead of reciting the words of someone else, incorporating sand ceremonies, kids giving toasts, black tie affairs, bar-b-ques, or something in between.

I love that it then truly becomes their wedding. An authentic representation of who they are as they move forward as a brand new family.

"Weddings" are so full of joy, laughter, dancing, and romance, a complete celebration of love and commitment. "Marriage" is the art of carrying all of that through your entire lives. After the music fades, and the lights dim in the wake of inevitable crap storms, your "marriage" will need you. It will need you to protect it, keep it strong, nurture it, help it grow. You will need to feed it generous doses of patience and understanding, compromise, and trust. You will need to find romance where you thought there was none. You will need to continue to laugh and dance and find joy, especially when things are hard. Most importantly you will need to put your marriage first. First before career, first before friends, first before outside opinion.....first.

When all is said and done, it really won't matter where you worked, how much money you made, or what the Neighbours thought of your lawn. All that will matter is who is still there, holding your hand..............

The remainder of the past week was filled with a flurry of activity at the shop, a day of  prep for our daughter's wedding, and a visit from a very dear friend.

So, as I sat down this evening to begin putting this week's ramblings on the page, I thought I'd take a peek and see where they may have landed in the last few days.

I am truly humbled and forever grateful for the continued support.

To hear from readers that a certain blog or "wish" helped them through a tough time, helped them feel a little less alone, or helped them find the humour in something that was going on in their lives simply fills my soul.

It amazes me everyday that I get to live this life. Thank you.

As for the days ahead..............

You guessed it, it will  be another busy one at the shop..............

More Daughter's wedding prep (we are now only 2 wks away!)

Squeeze some grandmunchkins.........................


That, my friends, about does it for another week. Until next time I'll leave you with this wish...............

May you see beyond your actions, and see the ripples they may cause.
May you know negative ripples travel just as far and fast, take a beat, take pause.

May you fight for what is real, what is yours, for what you know is true.
May you stand up for the life you really want, as it won't be handed to you.

May you speak the words that live in your heart, the ones you fear to give a voice.
May you find the courage to then take action, decide to live happy, for it is your choice.    

Until next time.......................

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