Love Marks the Spot
I stitch each memory in strands of gold into my heart glowing in pink snow as it hits the window pane the day you were born.
Pensive, ethereal , bright as the diamond you wear on your hand with indigo blue, rock solid in all that you do.
The room stood still as you entered the room just like now as you walk down the aisle in your gown.
Life, never the same by your stamp of approval.
Touched by an angel, your essence so pure, each methodical word filled with intention and choice defines you.
My heart beat for you for a time as I held you in my womb and then my arms,
Each coo and kiss filled my heart and still does with such wonder.
Time moves swiftly as I recall all of your firsts, talking in sentences, dropping you off on your first day of school, t-ball, ice skating, basketball, dance lessons……the list goes on and on.
Then holding your hand and letting it go when you left home and made your mark on the world with your pink hue that turns everything to gold.
Each strand of your essence is woven through my heart and soul, together no matter the distance.
A beautiful bride, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, friend and now wife.
The world is your oyster as you travel the world together as husband and wife, hand in hand two puzzle pieces walking hand in hand as you travel through life.
Happy Fri-Yay Funday Everyone,
Pictures say 1,000 words so I thought I would just leave you with those today so you can feel the love behind the words. One of the biggest take homes from this wedding and couple of my daughter and son in law, is that you can feel their love when you look at them interact together. Whoever is in their presence always says takes notice. It truly is magical in every sense of the word ~ a love story straight out of the fairy tale books, we all hope to find.
With that said, this couple has taken no short cuts in examining each others strengths and shortcomings, work on issues that arise and continue to do the daily work to love each other unconditionally, always clearing the air and finding the best in each other.
It is as though they just meant for the first time but it’s been 14 years that they have been together. We can all learn a lot from them. When he told me he wanted to “marry my daughter” I just said “are you sure you want to rush into anything?” 🤣❣️ With a chuckle and a hug I gave him my approval and blessings.
If we could all remember these first moments and hold on to the love we felt and work on that each and everyday more marriages would have a better chance of realizing this spiritual union of unconditional love.
The morning of getting ready….
One the wedding day…
Lot’s of pictures I know and lots more I couldn’t transfer from heic to jpeg I wanted to add today. I think they changed something so I couldn’t get my usual transfer to work.
And this was a moment I will never forget and am most grateful to my husband for. It truly touched me deeply. Some of you may have seen it on my Instagram story but I just had to share it with you here as well.
I’m elated to tell you that I won Publication of the Month on Spillwords Press, New York. Thank you to Spillwords for the nomination and to all of you. It is such an honor and I am truly blessed by all of you for the time you took to vote for my poem Memories of You. If you missed it you can read it here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Have a wonderful Fri-Yay and weekending. Thank you for sharing in the love of the day and all of your lovely wishes you have been so gracious to give through the build up of this day. I am off to the lake for the first time in a year for some R & R. The happy couple is in Africa right now having an amazing time. I wanted to share some of their photos but they are in heic too so I can’t upload them.
Amazing Wedding Cindy, and the dresses were absolutely gorgeous😍✨
Congratulations on the Spillwords publication of the month!!
You deserve it! 💗💗🥰
Thank you sooo much Maria.
I’m delighted you enjoyed it and so much appreciate your support.
Oh you’re always welcome Cindy 😄
Congratulations Cindy! … and loud cheers for your daughter and son-in-law. The weather cooperated for the beautiful setting.
Thank you so much Frank. It sure did.. it was fabulous!! 💗
Oh, Cindy Girl! I can’t write much because of the lump in my throat and the tears blurring my vision. Exceptionally beautiful poem and lovely, funny and touching photos. Your daughter looked like an angel and you a goddess. I lost it during the father/daughter/mother dance. So much love. Excuse me; I need a Kleenex. ❤️
Awww thank you so much Nancy. I’m happy you enjoyed it and found a kleenex. It was when I got teary as well. Wasn’t she just stunning and thanks so much for the sweet compliment as well. Lots of love my friend
Much love to you as well, my friend! 💕
How Stunning <3
Thank you so much Lolsy! 💗
Oh my! Beyond beautiful! And congrats on your Spillwords Press publication! 💖
Thank you so much Eugi❣️
So appreciative of your kind hearted support always💗
My pleasure, Cindy!
This is such an amazing poem and I love, love the photos and the videos. You all are looking amazing Cindy. Thanks for sharing these magical moments with us. Congratulations 🎊🍾🎉
Oh thank you so much Sadje. I’m sooo happy to hear you enjoyed my poem and all of the pics and videos. I so much appreciate that, Flying high resting now and grateful.. Have a great day❣️
You too my friend!
Beautiful, Cindy. Just beautiful –Curt
Thank you so much Curt!! ❣️
Such a beautiful sight to look at, truly magical and everyone looked so stunning, the wedding dress is worth all the troubles you’ve had, looks gorgeous on her. 😍
Let’s not forget how the mother of the bride shines through out though 😁❤️
Big congratulations as well dear Cindy, you deserved it my friend. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much my beautiful Daphny.. I always appreciate!!! I’m happy you loved the dresses which was wonderful for sure. Aww thank you soo much,, so blessed and appreciative.. xo 💞
You’re most welcome dearest Cindy, only stating the truth here my friend. 😉❤️💗💗
Hi Cindy, what a wonderful post, your daughter is stunning and I really love that beautiful dress. I left you comments on YT. Thanks for sharing your videos and pictures.
Thank you so much Robbie. I’m so happy to hear this.. I so agree with you.. it was amazing! Oh I can’t wait to hear your comments. Thank you truly ❣️
MAZAL TOV, MAZAL TOV, MAZAL TOV!
That “father daughter” dance is so SWEET AND TOUCHING – you guys are so beautiful!
Thank you, thank you David!! You will love we did the hora.. or they did. LOVE that..!
It was a tender moment David. Don’t tell anyone and surprise your wife.. lots of points gained here.. 💞😅
Hey Cindy, many heartiest congratulations to you for your daughter’s wedding. 💐❣️🤗 Loved the pictures, all of you are looking great. Truly looks like a fairy tale wedding. Wishing the couple a blissful life. What a lovely poem, one can truly sense the love of a mother behind each word you say. Just Beautiful!! And for the spillwords publication too, many congratulations to you!! Hugs and love🤗🤗❣️❣️💖
Thank you soooo much for your heartfelt check in and kind appreciation. so happy you are here and you enjoyed the pics etc. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem and can feel behind my words. You so know.. Thank you so much and big hugs and love.. How are your boys? Your little one must be nearing 10.. xoxoxox 💗
My pleasure always lighthouse, been a long time so checked in and found your beautiful post. Thank you soo much for the hugs and love🤗🤗❣️❣️ Boys are doing great, little one is nearing 5 😀 take care dear 🤗💖🤗💖🤗💖🤗🥰
Awww you are a dear and happy to hear the boys are doing so well. Can’t believe how fast they grow.. Almost 5 already, wow❣️ Kiss them and love to Uncle Asok. Give him a hug and a big one to you.. I will and you do the same💗
Thank you soooo much for your love always dear, I sure will convey to him🙂❣️ 🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗
A bunch of congratulations!! One blessing after another. Yes!
And what gorgeous people: starting with the bride… everyone. So photogenic, everyone. Such beautiful peeps.
And Spillwords— yay! More congratulations.
Lovely post, Cindy. Blessing you. Xoxo
Thank you so much Dear Selma! You are so right and thrilled for the lovely blessings of all and your kind hearted message. Awww thanks for everything and Yay to you. Blessing your right back my friend 💗
I wish there was a super like button.. The wedding gown is just exquisite and beautiful ♥ everyone looks so happy 😊
Awww what a sweet comment Mimu! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It was truly a happy day for all❣️🙏🏼💗
Congratulations dear Cindy for your poems on Spillwords, the wedding, all your videos were superb and overall a wonderful and lovely post. So nice and lovely was your poem for your daughter too. Happy Fri=day. God bless. Lovely.
Thank you so much Kamal. So happy you enjoyed my poem and all the pictures and videos. Happy Sunday now and lots of love and blessings to you. 💗❣️🙏🏼
You are always welcome dear Cindy. Happy Sunday to you too. Lots of love and light 😊😊😊💕💕💕
This is lovely, Cindy. More blessings to this beautiful couple .
Thank you so much dearest Eunice! 💗
Thank you sooo much 💞
Most Sweet ,lovely and blessed poem on wedding on your cute daughter.Really,your daughter and son-in -law are most beautiful.My heart is thrilling by seeing all photos of wedding💞💞💞💞.And you and your husband’s looks are amazing.most happy post,my dear Cindy.Congratulations to you,your cute daughter ,your sweet husband and your all lovely friends.love you more and more.🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️thanks for sharing your unforgettable moments of your life.🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰
Oh thank you so much my dear friend. They really re a beautiful couple and I am most grateful and delighted you enjoyed them. Thanks for all of the compliments and so much love right back at you. It was my pleasure to share and thanks for being here 💗💗💗
I was feeling here that i am participating in your wonderful party and enjoying the wedding of your daughter🥰🥰🥰🥰most welcome,dear Cindy!!Happy to get your kind reply.love you.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I love that you were with us.. Thanks you so much❣️
You are most welcome,my kind friend Cindy!!❤❤🙏❤❤
It looks like you all had a wonderful time. The pictures look great Cindy! 💕💕💕🙌
Thank you so much Frank. It really was amazing! Glad you enjoyed the pictures!❣️🙏🏼
Congratulations! This is super beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us such precious moments. Enjoy the event, Cindy. Blessings to everyone in your family.
Thank you so much Kally. I’m most grateful for your lovely wishes to all of us. I’m happy to share it with all of you. 💗
What a most glorious wedding you had for your daughter! The photos are fabulous and the bride is beautiful. You look fabulous in all the photos! The videos are great! You made a great threesome on the father daughter dance! Memories to cherish and process for a long time to come!
Thank you so much Dwight. I’m happy you enjoyed them and I appreciate the compliments. She was stunning for sure and that dance did touch me deeply. It was so great 3 of our parents were there as well which was really special to cherish and remember. 💗🙏🏼
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Aw, the wedding looks like so much fun. She’s a beautiful bride. The moment I met my son’s “new” girlfriend back in the day, and the way they looked at each other, I knew too. This month they celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary. Congratulations on winning Publication of the Month at Spillwords, Cindy.
It really was and she is inside and out. Oh that is so nice to hear… love is so special.
Thanks so much I’m delighted. I appreciate it! 💗
Beautiful pics. Thank you for sharing. Lovely 🥰 congratulations to you dear Cindy.
Thank you so much Cassie and thanks for your visit. Glad you enjoyed them.!
Thanks feeling blessed!
Wow Congratulations for the great honor of being named Spillwords Publication of The Month/ You deserved it Cindy and your poetry is always consistently beautiful and inspiring. You have a very special turn of phrase, that I enjoy and it’s so you,
The wedding pictures were soooo beautiful…What a gorgeous bride ( and groom too) ..Like a fairy tale in a fairy tale setting So beautiful everything!
Oh thanks so much my dear Karima! What a beautiful message from you which touches my heart.
Thank you truly!!
Im so happy to hear your words of appreciation and praise.
My heart is full with your words. TY!!!💕💕💕🙏
Aw that was a heartfelt poem and such lovely memories captured! I’m so happy you had a beautiful and wholesome time ❣️
Congratulations on winning Publication of the Month!!🥳🥳❤️
Thank you so much D!
I’m grateful for your kind read and sharing your ❤️
Gorgeous photos, Cindy! Your poem is heart-touching. A mother never forgets the feelings evoked by parenthood! Your daughter is a beautiful bride. And your dress is perfect! Wishing the happy couple many more years of bliss! <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much Cheryl! I’m happy you got a chance to visit because that means you are getting more and more back in order. It’s so true about our kids. She really is and thanks a lot. I felt really good in it and it was so comfortable. The wishes are appreciated too! ❤️
What a lovely post! I just loved the photo dump from the wedding and so enjoyed your opening thoughts on the nature of love. <3
Thank you so much Jaya. Happy you enjoyed it all! 💗
Congratulations to you on your win, and to the beautiful couple on their wedding!
This is so beautiful, what a gorgeous celebration of love. I love the pictures and the videos.
I can feel the joy and love from here!
Hi Ana Star!
I’ve missed you and thank you so much. I really appreciate that and I knew you would love the wedding and pictures which truly was amazing. I’m so happy to share it with you!
Thanks so much ❤️❤️
Top, person, dress, image, and moment,
Bye and luck
oh thanks so much!!!!!❤️
Congratulations🎉. Photos were gorgeous😍✨❤
Beautiful wedding photos. Congratulations on the Author of the Month, Cindy!
Thank you so very much Susi!
I’m most appreciative 💞
Cindy, I am late to the party but let me tell you, your verse, your photos, the videos left me teary eyed with happiness. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful, timeless moments with us. My blessings to the couple…they look awesome together and so in love. You looked gorgeous, my friend. 💖💖💖
Your words are so heartfelt and meaningful Punam. Thanks you so much for sharing in my post which bring the moment back front and center. I’m grateful fro your support. 💗
Feel grateful to be a part of this family where joys shared are doubled. My heartfelt pleasure, Cindy! You know you are like a ray of sunshine, don’t you! Keep shining, gorgeous friend. 💖
Oh me too! We’re lucky to have each other! Awww you made my morning as I’m crawling out of bed! Thanks dear friend!!!💕❤️💕
Oh, and congratulations on Publication of the month at Spillwords! ✨💖
Thank you so much Punam!!! ❣️
My pleasure. ❤️
A amazing and beautiful day dear Cindy.
Thanks so much Johnnie! 💗
Looked like a fun day dear Cindy. A day to be remembered.
It sure is in my memory bank alrighty… yes indeed 💞
My daughter had a large wedding in 2020. Was one of my best days dear Cindy.
Oh that’s so special Johnnie.. I’m happy to hear that. Did you post about it?
I don’t know dear Cindy. It was some busy days to get organized. My daughter marry a Polish man who parent ensured the wedding was amazing. The Polish folks know how to celebrate.
Oh how delightful. It sounds wonderful and happy she’s happy! 💞
Was a long and wonderful day and morning. Old style wedding dear Cindy.
Oh that’s delightful!!💕❤️💕
You are welcome dear Cindy.
Wonderful to vicariously journey with you on such a beautiful occasion. Thanks for letting us in. Congratulations 🎊🎉🍾 are also in order. Kudos Cindy!!!
Oh thank you so much Dawn! I’n thrilled you enjoyed them and thank you so much!!! I appreciate that!! 💗
Beautiful, beautiful! You had me at “indigo blue, rock solid in all that you do.”
Awww thanks dear Sheila.. happy to hear!! 💙