Hi my friends!
Well the cats out of the bag so to speak and it’s not on Fri-Yay Funday but I think you all might agree a little perk to our mid week Wednesday is always nice. Well, it is for me anyway and I’ve been excited to share this with you since I found out.
A secret to me is when I have the luxury of keeping something to myself and no one else knows. It’s a little like being on an island by yourself surrounded by trees, the ocean and the mountains. Nature wakes you and lulls you to sleep with a warm gentle breeze and a lullaby. The world is your oyster until the storm comes up and takes you by surprise and you need to be rescued S-O-S- to make sure you make it out alive. This island gem quickly becomes known as “the spot” and later inhibited by crowds and is no longer a secret. Once shared this secret is no longer yours to keep but shared with the world. Secrets are hard to keep especially if you are trying to surprise someone as a group and you just hope they will keep their mouth shut.
If you want to keep a secret, tell no one. But if you want the whole world to know, tell a friend (we all know who that one is in our lives).
Sometimes something catches you by surprise and sometimes you organize a surprise. Plans are made, dates are set, decorations made, invitations sent and a pinky promise enforced. The fun is often in the organizing and planning, phone calls, text messages and emails. Sometimes the build up is more exciting than the surprise itself and can be anti-climatic when it finally happens. Tensions can get high and sometimes people blow it, feelings get hurt and rude comments are made. More fibs are told to try to cover up the secret surprise and all of a sudden the 10 inch fish becomes a 100 lb catch and things start smelling fishy.
Chivalry is not dead
at least not for some
It’s a refreshing change
to witness and be part of
even if it’s just perfunctory
and has no bearing on the decision
None the less
we were grateful and honored
when each of us one at a time
when the ultimate decision
was all hers
and he bent down
on 1 knee and proposed.
These beautiful bulbs pop all around our property and our entire town and we call them Pink Ladies although I don’t know the botanical name for them.
Pink ladies dancing
Who will be the lucky man
Blushing trumpet sings
Meanwhile back at the house the busy elves were busy orchestrating a surprise which was a tall order because we didn’t know about it until the day before after we had attended the wedding just the night before. Exhausted with 3 hours to prepare we made a mad scramble after he somehow managed to coax her out of the house after a late night. We went on a full on press and greeted the family and my mom to surprise them as well.
As you can see, my mother was stunned and soooooo happy. She thought it was our youngest daughter that just got engage and turned to our future son in law and said “when are you going to get with the program”. We all burst into laughter when we told her he was very much with the program and he was the one who proposed.
It was a great day an he was very reluctant about wearing the Groom banner but agreed to put it on just this one time. Thanks for being a trouper.
It was a joy to share surprise with you and thanks for your patience❣️ Did anyone have any other thoughts on what the surprise was? They have begun to look at venues and it’s amazing how booked up next year already is with very few times since people are making up for last year because of Covid. While we give them a bad time about waiting so long, they have gone the distance and ironed out a lot of kinks that come with the best of relationships. Our joke for the last 10 years in our family is “here’s to the final, final” at every occasion with just the 6 of us. I think we can finally clink glasses with a toast to the final… final and happily add number 7. We couldn’t be happier for them. My wish and hope for them and every couple is summed up so well in the book The Invitation below. I hope you remember not to loose sight of your love that brought you together while you make choices that bring you closer as opposed to create distance. Let go of minutia that is immaterial and focus on your real intention of what actually matters most.