Friday, 29 April 2011

Grateful for Weddings , RAKs & Babies

A Wedding  ~  it reminds me of how grateful I am for my husband of 21 yrs. We were married in a warehouse with a Christian ceremony, the building stands but it is no longer a church - just a warehouse. 
I don't remember our exact vows though I trust we mostly hold true to them and cherish them highly. Our future was before us (like William & Kate's today) a blank slate, waiting to be filled with shared dreams and adventures.A future that was filled with all the hope and promise two young twenty-somethings with the world at their feet could ever imagine...

Incredibly two weeks ago we saw G, a Pastor at the time, who 'talked' us through our wedding vows. G was at DH's niece's enagagement party. Plus our lovely photographer, V who is now his bride. 
(Though this Pastor wasn't the Pastor to sign our official marriage certificate...and a year had me all worried we weren't married - he was stirring us up at our friend's wedding)
Every day , I am thankful for my husband's strength and tenacity.  I am grateful today I can pause for a moment to just reflect and recognize all that we do have and enjoy it simply for what it is, without thinking about what it is not.

"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." - George Levinger

We've been apart the last 3 days and I've missed him terribly ...and his cups of tea :).

Steve -  a 'VIP' truck driver & random stranger ~ who helped back up the car & caravan today after I found myself down a narrow, bendy street blocked by construction ...DEAD END -  Steve's RAK {random acts of kindness} rescued me.
It wasn't supposed to be a one way street , with cars parked either side . I'd still be there otherwise waiting for hubby to come rescue me after he got home from Dubbo 6hrs later.

Babies ~ the International acclaimed movie preview screening of BABIES is on Sunday May 1, 1pm at Event Cinemas Macquarie see this post. If you are in Sydney Sunday and would like to attend I have 5 free family tickets , you can meet me there.
Today is the last day to enter the Lego City SPACE comp - click the Lego Logo 'brick' on the right.

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deux chiens et un garcon said...

I take my hat off to you and your commitment to each other. Very special. I would really love to see that movie. I saw a trailer for it about a yr ago on someone else's blog.

Marita said...

Steves RAK is pretty awesome.

I love your grateful list :)

Maxabella said...

That is just a perfect quote from Mr Levinger. that really is the key to a happy marriage, I think. I'm glad you seem to have cracked it with your treasured husband. Hope he's home soon!

And Steve, nice one. Love an engaged stranger. x

River said...

That's a lovely image, the rings, the hearts.
Well done Steve.
RAK's rock.

Cate said...

how nice is Steve!!! Restores you faith - totally agree with River:
RAK rocks
have a great weekend

Naturally Carol said...

How fascinating looking at those rings form heart shadows! This is a very heart warming post. I hope you are being treated to lots of cuppas now hubby's home.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those heart shadows are just amazing! And RAKs are the best.

MultipleMum said...

How cool is that image? Happy days for you and your husband. That's a wonderful thing to be grateful for x

Bec said...

Aww what an awesome Steve! And weddings always make us think back to our own don't they...I was a wee 20 at my wedding!

Lina said...

So lovely to find a beautiful, happily married couple. Very inspiring and full of love that you can pass on to your children, and ultimately spread throughout the world.

Thank you for sharing :)

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