Like Sands Thru the Hourglass…
…so are the days of our lives. I grew up hearing MacDonald Cary says those lines and it never meant much to me. Frankly, a lot of you reading this post are probably wondering who MacDonald Cary is and why did he say this to me all the time. For the record it was the opening of my mother’s favorite daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives.
That line never meant much to me then. I was a kid. Time could not move fast enough for me…I wanted to grow up and see the world! And of course, I did grow up. I moved away, went to college, got married, and had twins. My own little version of a fairy tale. But they grew up too!
Why am I telling you all of this on a wedding blog? To explain my absence over the last year and a half. In August 2014 I decided to take a sabbatical of sorts – from weddings. It was the beginning of my boys’ senior year of high school and I felt like I needed to be available for them every weekend if they needed me. I can’t lie to you – I was SO SCARED of losing my boys to college life that I wanted to stop and savor every last moment I could with them.
And it worked. I spent a lot of time with them in the last year, and even though they have both gone away to school, they still come home to visit. And so it is time for me to rejoin the wonderful world of weddings in full force!
There is also another message here: enjoy every moment. It’s so easy to get caught up in the minutiae of day to day life – then throwing wedding planning into the mix? It’s easy to forget to appreciate the little moments. But that argument you are having over whether or not you can afford this or that aspect of your wedding that seems so important right now? I hope you can look back on it and laugh…remember it fondly. How intensely you fought for your idea…only to forget all about it on your wedding day.
Remember there are only 3 things you really need on your wedding day: you, your love, and an officiant.
Everything else is just icing on the cake.
(Photogr aphy by Shot Of Whimsy)