I’m going to start this particular blog post on a personal level, something I don’t usually do, I’m a very private person and really like to keep my personal life personal and my business life business. This all being said, I’m dedicating this blog post to my husband David (aka Pumpkin). David and I are expecting our third child in May of next year and on Friday of last week we had our morphology scan, the scan that makes sure your baby is developing in all the right ways. Unfortunately, this particular Friday I can say turned out to be probably the worst day of my / our lives. We left our scan with the news that things weren’t going so well and we were facing a very uncertain future, one which we weren’t sure would include our beautiful little belly dweller we are eager to meet and already fallen very much in love with. The only way to describe the 4 days that followed this Friday were tough, incredibly tough. I felt broken, numb and every other sort of desperation imaginable, I felt as though my world was ending and at that point in time, I honestly believed it was.
David picked me up, told me that we would get through this and supported me in every way he possibly could. Despite the fact that he too being the father of our baby was also experiencing his own struggle he became my safety net, my band aid and he helped me to function. David came with me to Aly and Gareths wedding just to be there. Between the two of us, I’m not sure we were convinced I could get through a wedding given the emotional state I was in, especially not the following day after being dropped the bombshell that we were. But I did, we did and we did together. I was able to do what I love doing and do what I had committed to do with him silently supporting me in the background.
My parents had our two little munchkins on Saturday which allowed David to come with me and throughout the day I received a number of text messages (yes my phone was on silent) from my closest friends sending us love and support and these people also became an integral part of our safety net. THANK YOU to those people.
The love that I witnessed between Aly and Gareth on Saturday reminded me very much of the relationship, friendship and love that David and I share. Gareth is the foundation, the practical thinker and Aly’s safety net. Aly commits herself with her heart 100% and will wear her heart on her sleeve every single day of her life. Together they are opposites, polar opposites living ying and yangs. They balance each other out and together they work beautifully. Each of them anticipating the next move or word from the other. Theirs is a relationship that has and will last the test of time and at the risk of sounding cliche, they really are made for each other.
Gareth and Aly, I loved watching you two interact with each other on Saturday. Gareth, I love that you adore Aly it’s so clearly obvious that you are smitten with her and Aly, I love the way you steal glances at Gareth even when I was trying to do your bridal portraits and he drove past and you said “I’m just trying to sneek a peek”! LOL. You two are so very happy within your relationship and comfortable and confident to do what is right for you both and I love that about you. I wish you both every possible happiness that life can bring. I hope you continue to cherish each other, grow with each other and adore one another just as you do now. According to your mum Aly (waves Lynda) now that you are married, you are officially a step closer to making her a grandmotherIf and when the time comes (and if you so desire) I hope that you have the happiest healthiest little people imaginable, just like we do.
Here’s to the official end of my 2011 wedding season and here’s to these two gorgeous love birds, Aly and Gareth! I can’t wait to meet and work with many of my long term pen friend clients and I can’t wait to meet this healthy little belly dweller next yearOur repeat scan gave us lots of reasons to smile
If anyone else reading this watches the Late Show with Craig Ferguson, you’ll find the below gift that Gareth gave the boys particularly amusing……. or is it just me! Mouth organ or awkward pause
Natasha Kruzycki did the girls hair and makeup and she is one fabulous chicky. Her work is beautiful and flawless and she is such a nice person to be around.
Fabulous Functions created dreamy flowers. I couldn’t get over Aly’s bridal bouquet being made from white Crysanthamum’s, Aly’s nanas favourite flowers.