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It was love at first sight

It was love at first sight for him. 

He met her through her sister whom he’d become good friends with through work-related contact. He’d waited patiently, then not so patiently, for the right time to approach her. She needed some space after a break-up. He’d had time after his. He added her on FaceBook and eventually asked her on a date.

Although they’d chatted through FaceBook, it was her first “blind date” and she was so nervous she managed to break a glass mug in her kitchen. When he came to her door he also was very nervous, but they felt a connection right away.

That first date was casual, fun, genuine, memorable. They played mini-golf, went out to dinner, visited Peggy’s Cove – a famous landmark on the Atlantic ocean,  to watch the amazing sunset. She was impressed. He was smitten.

A couple of days later she was visiting her mother and asked, “Mum, is this for real? Can I trust this?” She had such a good feeling about him and her heart wanted to believe. When he visited his mother she asked how his date went. He quietly said, “I’m going to marry her.”

That was in April of 2016. At the end of August he expressed to her parents his desire to marry her, to which they gave their blessing. On September 4 he surprised her with a ring and popped the question. She tearfully and happily exclaimed, “Yes!”

The plans began almost immediately and in November she, with two of her sisters and her mother, went wedding dress shopping. The perfect one was selected. Pretty, uncomplicated, and fun. Flowers were chosen and ordered in the summer to match her theme. 

On September 2, 2017, there was a beautiful outdoor wedding at a winery with over 100 invited guests as witnesses. It was rustic yet elegant. Simple yet thoughtfully detailed. Ceremony, photos, reception with speeches that brought both tears and laughter, followed by a dinner and a dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our youngest daughter and our new son-in-law are now on their honeymoon in Bermuda.

The top left photo below is the view from their room in the cruise ship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve always told my girls that God is preparing them for someone at the same time He’s preparing someone for them. Don’t rush things. Clearly, these newlyweds are meant to be together. 

It’s been a busy and emotional experience. My heart is full. I still cry a little over God’s love for them. What can I say? I’m the mama!  🙂

Do you have any sweet stories to tell – wedding or otherwise?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Quote by children’s author Anna Dewdney

It is going to be a very busy week as final things fit into place for the big wedding on Saturday, September 2. It hardly seems possible that our youngest daughter is being married! If I slacken off here the next couple of weeks, please excuse me.  

Today is Sunday and I want to leave you with some things to ponder.

Anna Dewdney was a children’s book author whose Llama Llama books delighted children and adults. Here is a quote by Anna.

She said, A good children’s book can be read by an adult to a child, and experienced genuinely by both. A good children’s book is like a performance. Reading with children makes an intimate, human connection that teaches that child what it means to be alive as one of many beings on the planet. When we read a book with children, then children — no matter how stressed, no matter how challenged — are drawn out of themselves to bond with other human beings, and to see and feel the experiences of others. It is this moment that makes us human. In this sense, reading makes us human.”

Do you have any thoughts on this?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

Quiz: What percent royal are you?

I have a confession. I’m feeling a little burned out with reading books for reviews and posting two a week. There’s a lot going on these days in my life – including our youngest daughter’s upcoming wedding in about two weeks! Yes, about 16 months ago she met the love of her life and it was an instant connection. They were engaged five months after that, and soon … my “baby” will be a married woman! I’ll share some about it here when that exciting weekend is over.

Alas, I’m not even getting to my own writing, and I have yet to come up with a new story draft for this month of 12×12. This week at home I’m trying to get refreshed and have not pushed myself to keep up with computer stuff. Part of that includes that I’ve started doing Zumba. (Dance exercise) I am not nearly active enough anymore, usually sitting too much at the computer. Apparently the saying now is “sitting is the new cigarette.” Yikes! Means that it’s unhealthy to sit too much. And we know it is. Anyway, Zumba is a fun and challenging workout, my body is complaining at doing what it’s no longer used to doing and I’m enjoying it anyway despite the ouches.

 

 

 

A few days ago my husband and I got away for a day to visit his sister and brother-in-law in their new house in the port town of Lunenburg, N.S. Wow! Gorgeous, and with a close view of the water and the tall ships anchored there for a few days on their sail to different ports. We took the short walk around town and my sister-in-law and I went into a little dress shop. Lo! and behold! I found a dress to wear to my daughter’s wedding! What a load off my mind that was. The following day I bought shoes to go with it, usually quite an ordeal but this time it was easy and painless. I’ll be able to show up at my daughter’s wedding after all. 🙂

Now, I have a quiz for you to do. As you read in my subject line, it’s to find out what percent royal you are. 😉  Just follow THIS LINK to do the quiz. Afterward I hope you will come back here to comment so I can know your quiz results. Here’s mine, silly but fun:

100%    You must be a long lost member of the royal family! Everyone bow down because we found the real Queen—and long may you reign! Now all you have to do is find your happily ever after…by reading ROMANCING THE THRONE!

I haven’t read Romancing the Throne. Have you? If so, should I? Did you like it?

SO if I’m 100% royal … where is my entourage? including someone to do the housework so I can write, and I’d like a chauffeur, please.  🙂 (laughing but .. wouldn’t it be nice…)

What are you doing this season? And … what percent royal are you?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

Video: Bride sings at her own wedding

It seems that each year many of the weddings that take place are plentiful in June, although not in my family. Maybe one of my daughters will choose that month, but not yet. The weddings in my family (my husband’s parents, my parents, and our siblings included) have been in May, July, August, October, and we have one coming up in September this year.

This video is of a bride singing with her dad at her wedding. I hope you enjoy it.

Did you do something bold like that at your wedding, or is there another wedding that stands apart in your memory for some special reason?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

 

Wedding crashers

This is just a short post for today.

Have you ever been to a wedding or other special occasion and someone crashed it? I’m sure many of you have seen THIS VIDEO.  I’m sharing it because I love it. If you’ve been with me any length of time you know I’m such a sap. Well, this video makes me cry every time I watch it. 

Go HERE  to enjoy it for yourself.

How would you react if this were your wedding?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Gift experiment

It’s getting so close to Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I’m still not ready. We have one more week to finish everything.

Today my husband and I are attending the wedding of a young lady who is our youngest daughter’s best friend. They met in elementary school so have been best friends for most of their lives, making this even more special. Our daughter is one of her bridesmaids. Fortunately yesterday was the snowstorm and frigid temperatures, today is much better.

Before I end this post I want to share with you something you may have not seen yet. It’s a gift experiment. If you can get all the way through it without a tear in your eye by the end, you did better than I did.

GO HERE to watch it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Any comments about the video? Did you shed a tear?

How are you doing with getting ready for Christmas or whatever it is you will enjoy this month?

Oh, and remember my final draw of 2016 is Tuesday night! Did you get your name in yet?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!

One more day to win! & Life goes on

The time has passed quickly, it seems, to when I will announce my June giveaway winner. Tomorrow evening I will use random.org name picker to find out who receives this beautiful bag. 

butterfly bag5

 

 

 

If you have a postal address in Canada or the United States and would like a chance to win this bag, maybe as a gift for someone else, please be sure to get your name into the draw by leaving a comment on this post. You have until 9:00 PM EST July 15. I’ll be announcing the winner Thursday morning, July 16. I’m now thinking about what I can offer for July’s giveaway.  🙂

June is a busy month for this family. Last Friday marked a year since my father-in-law’s passing from this life … a whole year already. Somehow, life goes on. My sister’s (mumble mumble) birthday was last week. Tomorrow is my dad’s 91st birthday! The day after that is my grandson’s 11th birthday and his graduation from elementary school is at the end of the month. My sister-in-law’s birthday falls on Father’s Day this year, which may hold sadness for her this time. For my husband too, and really for all of us missing someone dear and important to us.  As I said – somehow, life goes on.

Last weekend my husband and I were guests at a small, lovely, outdoor wedding at a location overlooking the bay. Two of our four daughters were able to be there, one was the maid-of-honour – close friends with the bride for twenty-six years. Vows were said while waves rippled over the beach. It was a gorgeous sunny day set in the middle of cooler rainy ones.

Since I’m in a bit of a writing slump lately, my focus pulled this way and that, I’d like to ask you: What is the time of year that seems to work best for your writing? Is there something about one season that inspires you more than others? 

Thanks for writing, and … Creative Musings!  🙂