This weekend alone……..I was in three states!! I’d been asked to be the MOH in three weddings in the last three years overlapped and consecutively. I was able to fully participate in 2 1/2 of the 3 weddings. This weekend was the last of what truly has been a trilogy! ( I included some sneak peak aka my Iphone photos of this weekend when I did have my phone!)
I honestly felt honored and cried with each ask. All of these ladies where and are girls I’d been friends with from the 5th,7th,and 9th grade, respectively. Their weddings were BEAUTIFUL, stressful, and EXPENSIVE! OMG. Love and the bond of friendship are truly the only things that make being wedding broke worth it. I”m not even going to make it seem like it didn’t feel taxing at times, because it did! I always felt so strapped for cash, especially with none of the weddings being “local”. So connecting, planning and being present for big moments took creativity and modern technology. It showed me how well I knew my friends and the depth of our relationship, which was an art all it’s own!
But Saturday as I stood next to my BESTEST BUDDY, holding her bouquet and my own, haven gotten her into the beautiful dress she was wearing, having gone over every little detail of this day with her, and trouble shooted anything that I could possibly help with, and watched her wedding dress fitting via google hangout(because of the miles between us). I was OVER JOYED to be apart of that moment.
Despite all February has held, the passing of my dad, a week later the passing of my friend’s dad, and a funeral and wedding all on the same day. I was still fully present in this moment with this friend and could feel love, while also reaching out and connecting with my other friend letting her know she was in my thoughts, heart, and prayers.
Tell the people that you love, that you love them.
Honestly, This showed me the duality of life. The places we find ourselves in and the journey’s we take getting there. Some places by choice and some by circumstance. Some literal and some figurative. Neither timing nor life is perfect! You just have to take the moments that you have and really really make the most of them.
Be patient with yourself and the people you love. Believe that everything will work out and is working the way it is for something really really awesome to happen next! My friend Court reminded me last week that I’d said “You have to take the good with the bad and in stride”. This is so true to me, yet, I needed the reminder. It’s all a matter of perspective. I can sulk and torture myself about the places I find myself OR I can access where I am and decide to be there, with a perspective that speaks and breaths life into my bones.
So Standing on the reception Yatch, under the midnight blue of the sky, Ed Sheeran’s song Thinking out loud played and the lyrics WE FOUND LOVE RIGHT WHERE WE ARE, resonated with me; reminding me, right where we are is enough -for endless possibilities! Just a matter of perspective.
Give your Week Hell, Lovers! You’re Worth it! Enjoy the song below it legit is beautiful!
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