I’d like to start this post by saying that this week has been a week of reflection for me. Really the past two weeks. I have been presented with opportunities to grow my network, to grow professionally (in both of my worlds – more on that in a later post), to grow in my relationship, and most importantly, to grow spiritually as it relates to gratefulness. Now this is not to say everything has been going my way or that my life is perfect…it is definitely far from that. However, I have been able to take the good and the bad and change my perception of them and therefore be grateful for both: the bad and the good.
One of the things that totally caught me off guard was a surprise bridal party for me at my 9to5. My colleagues and namely my boss, surprised me with cake, fancy pop (or soda depending on what region of the U.S. you are in), a veil, gifts, and most importantly, my HUSBAND. All of this happened during our regular staff meeting. I had no idea! As per the usual and to the benefit of my boss, I was running into staff meeting right on time with coffee mug, pen and notebook tightly held near my chest only to be faced with a beautiful tiered cake, decorations, and the smiling faces of my colleagues. As I sat down in total shock and was forced to put on my veil, which I was excited to oblige, my husband walked in. Talk about a surreal moment!
This moment made me really appreciate my colleagues even more. I would also say that I totally fell in love with my husband again! To back up a second because some of you are probably like: “So, when did you get married?!” and ” Was there a wedding!?” To answer your first question: I got married to my best friend about two weeks ago and for the second question, no we did not, we got hitched at the courthouse. It was SO perfectly us!
In short, I wanted to share two of the gifts that I received because I think they would make perfect bridal gifts if you are in the market for shopping for this special occasion.
“In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.”
― David Steindl-Rast
The champagne flutes have Mr. and Mrs. on the rim…how cute!?