I can’t tell you how grateful I am now that it is ALL OVER.
There was sooo much work. And besides that, sure, there are even regrets for the night. I wish I had taken more photos. I wish I’d have spoken to my parents that bit more. Mingled more. Danced more (no, my feet don’t think they could take any more…) drank more.
But what we gained tonight is a true blessing compared to all that.
Because finally, after months of planning and organising, and then a final rat race to the finish line in the last week, we celebrated our parents 50th wedding anniversary tonight.
It felt like a WEDDING in the lead up. That was the pressure and intensity we felt to succeed and get everything just right.
And I think, we did. But not without a lot of work.
See that? Those cakes are made by European woman. Hours upon hours goes into making them.
wog European woman offers you cake, do not waste it, do not reject it, and by all means please, saviour it, because it’s a freaking task and a half to make.
We don’t want our creations half-eaten and sitting on a paper plate getting old somewhere. Not after all the work that has gone into it.
Those cakes are representative of the effort that went into tonight. All that hard work. Hours upon hours.
But you know what? The hard work and effort and planning that went into tonight, well, that’s not even the tip of the iceberg for all that our parents have gone through, and done, for us.
And so, we are bloody blessed, to have been there tonight, celebrating with them, yelling the house down in glee, and sharing in such a special moment on their 2nd Wedding Day/50th wedding anniversary.
For that, I am truly, truly, deeply, grateful.