Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gratitude in Planning

It's Thanksgiving and my wedding is 118 days away. I've been comming a little un-glued lately because it feels like it would take twice the time we have left to pull this together. So, in light of the holiday I'd like to express all the thankfulness for what's done, rather than reflecting on what's left to do.

First thing's first, the groom. For all of our ups and downs he's still here and he still wants to be here for the rest of our lives. He makes me laugh and in some ways understands me perfectly. He is an amazing father and a total romantic. I will always be thankful for my wonderful proposal and beautiful one of a kind ring. My perfect botanical garden venue. My custom wedding dress. I'm also very thankful for all the love and support from both of our families. I don't know how I'd plan/have a wedding without them. I'm grateful that I have a very good shot at no hip pain aka muy, muy dancing at my reception thanks to this last surgery. I'm thankful we found someone to execute the edible masterpiece of a cake I envisioned. I'm thankful so many out of town friends are making it I priority to be here. I'm thankful for the love and support from those who won't be able to make it, as well. I'm thankful my wonderful children will share the day with me. I'm thankful for an absolute dream team of vendors. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for all the friends and family that have lent their creativity and time so far. I am thankful for all the far away folks who get to be a part of the process through the blog.

My first wedding gift, the flower girls dresses. The resourcefulness that has seen me through life and wedding planning this far. The wonderful weddings my friends have been kind enough to share with me through Facebook. My crafting abilities and crafty friends. My amazing wedding date 3-2-1 1-2. All my DIY projects to date. The "me time" wedding planning forces me to take. The excuse to get closer to all the women in my life.

My amazing beyond words bridal party. They are amazing friends and bridesmaids. I don't know how I'd get through the day-to-day without them left alone wedding planning. On the topic of tall (er than me) women, I am super grateful for cute ballet flats as an alternative to heels. Phew. I'm thankful for the option of professional hair and make up, phew again.

I guess I'm not in as bad a shape as it seems sometimes. It's all down hill and I have several weeks of healing before I'll be up and out again so I am also grateful to have wedding projects (DIYs, vows, play list, etc) to keep me distracted and productive. Happy Thanksgiving!

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