Friday, November 24, 2017

Weddings Should Be Joyful

This week has gone by way too quickly. Of course that was partly because the first part of it I was out-of-state visiting my parents and sister... and then yesterday was Thanksgiving. I enjoyed the day, but for the first time in years I didn't go out Black Friday shopping. (I'm fighting allergies and my head feels the size of a basketball so I didn't think it would like the noise/chaos in the stores.) I did manage to do some Christmas shopping online though.

Even with all that, I managed to make 14 cards this week. WOW! I am shocked.

This card was inspired by chapter 47 of the little book 50 Truths Worth Knowing.

We can Surmount Tragedy 
with Love

Erik is an ordained minister in NYC. He says he's honored to be asked to officiate in weddings of friends, like his former college pal Peter and his bride-to-be Siobhan. Their wedding was to be a "stylish, elaborate, spare-no-expense affair" since Peter liked to live lavishly. What none of them knew, though, was that two weeks prior to the wedding date terrorists would fly commercial planes into the city's two tallest buildings.

9-11 changed more than the NYC skyline; it changed the world in ways we are still defining. And it changed Erik. He struggled with what to say at the wedding of his friend. He knew the wedding was not the time to dwell on the horrors his city had encountered, but he also knew they couldn't just go on as if nothing had happened. Blissful ignorance was not an option. So Erik called Peter and asked him and Siobhan to meet him for dinner.

At dinner the three talked about the upcoming wedding. Erik looked compassionately at Siobhan and told her he knew she'd spent a great amount of money and time preparing for the perfect wedding.  Then he asked the important question - in light of what has happened, how had things changed for her in regards to her dream wedding.

"Now," she said, "it doesn't really matter what color the napkins are."

Siobhan got it. She knew that while she'd planned all the details with precision, none of that was as important as family and friends... those who would gather to witness her marriage to Peter.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp: Stampin' UP! stamped with Gina K Black Onyx Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and SU Emerald Envy CS and Paper Pizzaz Green Salt and Recollections Summer Flower DP

Embellishments: SU Ribbon and a Button from an unknown vendor

1 comment:

Lynn McAuley said...

Such pretty papers and layout for this unique bride silhouette!! Great wedding card, Jeanette!