Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Perfect Day!

Yesterday I decided enough was enough! I needed to get back to my writing and blogging routine. The planned two week break turned into a month. How did that happen????

The frenzy that was wedding preparations is over. The never ending ’to-do’ list that dominated my days and nights for weeks, months sits abandoned. The deadline date to finish all the glaring hit you in the face unfinished projects around and in the house has passed. The wedding is over and my batteries needed some serious re-charging. Exhaustion had became my constant friend.

The only words falling from my lips for the past month were, “What’s next on the list.” But this morning I woke up with words that needed to be put down on paper. The first morning this has happened since the frenzy took hold. To be honest I was getting a bit worried words had abandoned me. I have gone to the new post page on more than one occasion in an attempt to get back to the blogging world and all I did was stare at the blank screen.

Today I decided even if I couldn’t come up with something clever, interesting or entertaining I would post anyway and let the comments fall where they may.

Anyway, the wedding was wonderful. The glowing bride was the picture of happiness. The groom was handsome and attentive, as he waited expectantly for the love of his life to join him at the top of the aisle. The Sun enveloped them in shimmering light as they exchanged vows of love and commitment. A red tailed hawk was spotted flying overhead by my brother-in-law, an added blessing.

Mr. and Mrs.
This mother spent the whole day trying to suppress the constant barrage of tears. There were tears of pride. There were tears for the bygone days of young motherhood. There were tears for joy as I looked at my son’s face and saw his happiness. There were more tears as I watched my other three children walk down the aisle to support their brother and welcome his choice of partner with warm smiles and nods of encouragement into our family. Then there were the uncontrollable tears when my youngest son (best man) stood up beside his older brother and told all gathered that his brother was his hero. The person he has looked up to all his life. Yep….that brought on the ugly tears. Professional make-up how are you!!!!…..well it seemed like a good idea that morning.

I promised to post a photo of my “Hat”. Well this is the best I could find. There are very few photographs of me smiling. My face is taunt, lip biting and almost stern looking in most of them. Maybe I should have just let the tears flow…..professional make-up be darned. 

LS, Me and the  Hat

PS It's good to be back!


mooderino said...

Hello. Welcome back.


p.s. nice hat.

Brigid said...

Ann, welcome back.
Congratulations on your son's wedding.
You look amazing in your hat and I love the guna.

Ann said...

Thank you mooderino and Brigid, it is good to be back.

Words A Day said...

Love the hat, and you look great - you'd never know all those tears were shed! (The happy couple look beautiful too!)

Jules said...

Welcome back Ann. I do understand where you have been, currently under the same time constraining life schedule.

Nice hat and yes, I would have said, "to heck with the make-up." :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Rosalind Adam said...

Congratulations. They do look so happy, and I remember those tears. When my son got married I thought I would choke over unshed tears. You don't want people to think you're either unhappy or trying to upstage the bride. I couldn't explain whey the tears were there but... here they come again.
Welcome back to the blogosphere.

Susannah said...

Good to see you back. It sounded like a wonderful day!

Robyn Campbell said...

Hat so lovely and so are you. Our son was engaged June 26th, his birthday. The preparations begin and I suppose I'll react and be just as you were, Ann. Happy for him, thankful for her, but wondering where the years went. Love the happy couple photo. <3

Old Kitty said...

ANN!!!!!! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! You're baaaaaaaaaaaaack!!! Yay!!!

Awwww wonderful Mr and Mrs and gorgeous You, the Hat and LS - whoever they are! LOL!!!!! And ANN! Words will never abandon you!! Never!! Yay!! They're like shoes. They're in the genes!!! Take care

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photographs, Ann. It was obviously an amazing day for you and your family. I imagine you were incredibly proud.

Welcome back to the blogging world!!!

CJ xx

N. R. Williams said...

Congratulations to you, your son and I wish you all many happy days to come.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Talli Roland said...

Welcome back, Ann! Gorgeous photos -- love the hat!

Emily Rittel-King said...

New follower here! Beautiful wedding photo. I look forward to reading your future posts!

Michael Offutt said...

Welcome back and I'm glad that the wedding turned out so wonderful :)

Liza said...

Wishing your son and new daughter-in-law joy...and you deep breaths to process it all, and then begin writing again.

alexia said...

Congrats to your son and welcome back!

Amanda Trought said...

Beautiful day and photographs, looking forward to seeing more! Funny, I felt like that after the A-Z challenge, didn't think I had any more words:) Blessings! Amanda

Hilary said...

Hi Ann .. welcome back and I'm not surprised you've had a month 'off' .. but it sounds like such a wonderful time .. and the post will bring those memories back for many a day to come .. delightful and so heartfelt. So pleased and happy for you and the family .. and may your son and daughter-in-law have a very successful and blissful future ..

Cheers Hilary

Mary said...

Welcome back Ann ... a challenge to get back into blogging when you've been away, I know, however, lovely you just allowed 'the comments fall where they may'. I like that. Sounded like a great wedding. Loved the hat too!