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Saturday Surprise

Saturday, May 30, 2020

" The only way things will change will be when we're all wilder, louder, riskier, sillier,
unexpectedly overflowing with surprise. " Jill Soloway

My daughter called me up last night and told me that her wedding in October was
off. She was not changing her mind. No more outdoor wedding with 100 friends
and family. No more D, J. photographer,cake, decoration , hall or caterer. No
speeches or Daddy of the bride song.

After my heart sank she told me she would be marrying sometime between the
end of June and the end of August. They are marrying in a non- denominational
church. Hopefully inside. with only immediate family and few friends . Less than
25 people. She will wear her dress and carry a small bouquet she will make
herself from flowers at traders Joes. There will be two bridesmaids.
A flower girl and a ring bearer.

She doesn't care what her groom , best man and my son her groomsmen wear.
They do need to match, My husband will still walk her down the aisle. Then we
are going to her house for a barbecue.

Wait!!! Hold the presses none of my dresses fit. I told Sara that I would wear a simple
sundress. No flowers!! she says. Next thing I know my phone beeps. What do
you think of this dress.? Not my fav I don't know. She says would you like it better
in wine or teal. I say wine she say's fine it will be at your house tomorrow .!!!!
I say wait what size she says i ordered an extra large so it will fit if you don't like
it we can return it , for something else.

So all the plans and dreams , and ideas are all thrown out the window.
I could be mad at covid or the world but this is the way it was meant to be.
Instead we will have a simple inexpensive beautiful wedding and party after.

Funny thing when I did my Love your Life challenge today with Jay Shetty
he actually talked about Goals. he said" If you keep going you will get to
where you need to be in life , just not the way you imagined." There were
over 10, 000 people taking the challenge . It's a group participation. I told
him about Sara's change of plans and how this way may be better. He actually
read my response to the whole group. He said weddings are not entertainment
but energy and that a smaller wedding with family would be special and stronger,
How cool and meant to be was that.

So remember if your disappointed or turned down take another path you will
get to where you are going just not in the way you ever imagined, Keep looking
for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

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    38 days ago
    Sounds like you have exactly the right attitude. How nice that it was publicly recognized too!
    All blessings for the wedding!
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    42 days ago
    You are amazing!! Thank for being so perceptive and loving emoticon
    42 days ago
    Wow what a surprise!!!
    Glad the challenge with Jay is so helpful!
    43 days ago
    I have certainly learned that lesson in my life many times. As long as it is a special time for your daughter and your family, that is a blessing. emoticon
    43 days ago
    As long as she is happy and the wedding goes ahead, that
    is the most important part. In this time of uncertainty, she is
    taking the best route to have a wonderful day and the money
    she saves can be used for other important items. Sometimes,
    simpler is best.
    43 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Good for your daughter. I am glad they are starting their life together with a small ceremony. It is truly about the love of one another and she is taking a look at the big picture to see what is really important. I am sure it will be absolutely beautiful and filled with love. Sending hugs and wishes for many blessings for all of you.
    43 days ago
    What a shame, but maybe the alternative will turn out even better.
    You have the right attitude Joanne.
    It'll be great, I just know it!!

    stay safe and keep well emoticon
    43 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    Oh my - Your Sarah girls sounds like my Janis --- and we are soooooo happy with her wedding, her man, her marriage and now a year and a half later a beautiful granddaughter. God is soooooo good!!!. One thing I would encourage is assign at least TWO people to take pictures - formal poses if she want them but just LOTS of candids in different areas, groups, parts of the day and celebration - they will be priceless!!!

    Now sit back and enjoy the dress she chose for you and feel beautiful in it and wear it again and again!!!
    I am excited for you!!!
    43 days ago
    It'll be lovely nonetheless. And a lot less expensive. Just go with the flow.
    43 days ago
    Your willingness to accept a major unexpected, change is very cool. Not only do you feel ok, but your good attitude will be a Godsend to your daughter. This smaller celebration will be much more intimate. I know you all will have a day to remember fondly for years to come.
    emoticon Denise
    43 days ago
    Great perspective. It will be great
    43 days ago
    Sorry that the wedding has totally changed . . . . but glad there is an alternative now being worked on.

    43 days ago
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