I am now Mrs Valentine. No longer a single unit but a team.
Those few months leading up to the wedding were challenging. I was overwhelmed and exceedingly excited. Every emotion, was worth it.
One thing was building in my Heart and that was appreciation. There are no words and deeds to express my admiration and appreciation for my mother and all that she had contributed and done for me as a person and for us as a couple. She comforted me, laughed with me and planned with me. She dedicated of her time and money; feeling the pinch of stress and joy that comes with the completion of each task. Yes, of all the people my mom had sacrificed more than I could have asked or imagined – the surprise honeymoon was glorious. I am grateful.
To my wonderful husband, you were there when I needed you, calmed my neves and made me laugh when I forgot to enjoy the journey.
To my sisters who have been slow to start but ready to finish. Your contribution has been a delight and a weight off my shoulders.
To Claudia, my cousin, what in the world would I have done without you? I don’t want to know. You came at the right time and jumped straight aboard this fast sailing ship. Thank you for your time and careful, detailed planning. Your organizational skills have not only been helpful but has put so much ease on my heart.
To my dad for going along with every single plan we had put into place.
To Patricia, Guidos mother, for being so giving and willing to go where others didn’t think of. I appreciate your input into this wedding and your generous heart into our lives.
To Charné for bringing our day together beautifully. Without you our day would have been all over the place.
To Betty who made the house spotless and beautifully shiny – you’re the bomb.
Lastly, to Natasha who was not apart of our day but was willing to serve us and all the guests. Your actions speaks volumes. I honour you for the contribution.
Our day was perfect, every part of it.
N. A. Valentine