I am sitting here on the side of my bed, in a hotel room in Oregon, finishing up a 3-day retreat.
I have more weddings this Fall, and the intensity of the Spring/Summer season is over. With this, I ponder the universe, reflecting on the ordinary moments and the extraordinary moments of 2022.
Gratefully, I raise a glass to the little things that are so important to me around weddings: my car started each time, no huge traffic snafus, getting to/from where I need to go, my outfits worked out well, (trust me, this is a big one!), I didn’t screw up or mess up in a minor or major way this year, with a ceremony script, (again, a big thing!).
With gratitude, my husband Greg holds down the ‘Wigglebutt Farm,’ our home and sanctuary of special needs and elderly dogs, while I go out and about the Puget Sound, doing my thing. Truly, this is a gift and it gives me the opportunity to leave home without stress or pressure.
And so, I say, thank you.
To the wedding vendors who have my back, as I have yours. To the couples who trust me with the wedding ceremony portion of their wedding day, whether this is a large and formal affair, or a tiny ceremony for ‘2,’ overlooking Puget Sound. To my friends, who hold me up, especially when I need to talk something out or just need a shoulder.
I am so grateful for such a beautiful 2022. It was wonderful. It was hard. It was complicated. It was a gift.