A Match Made in Heaven

Mom and Dad!
Mom and Dad!

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Tonight is a special night. I have been planning an event in a beautiful town for weeks. My friends are going to be there- Jim, Joe, Jesse, Nicole (and YOU, I hope!)- and my daughter Michelene, husband Jim, my sister Cally and of course, my mom. We will miss Mary tremendously but I know she will be there in spirit!

Jim of Cuttings Flower and Garden Mart and I have imagined and thought of what you would want to see if you were planning a special event. We have wine, flowers, food, sweets, photographers, beautiful dresses, place cards and menu cards. There are very talented people involved. Local businesses that are passionate about what they do.

Though the focus is on weddings, there will be many good ideas for any type of event. We are pulling out all the stops tonight. My daughter Michelene is modeling my mom’s vintage wedding gown. My mom and dad would have been married sixty years this coming June. It is amazing how time flies. My dad passed eighteen years ago but I can see him at this moment, telling me to “Go For It!” He was always supportive of anything I ever wanted to do or try. I am lucky. My husband Jim has that same quality.

Like most of you, I believe my parents were a match made in heaven. There were good times and not so good; ups and downs. But that is characteristic of a long union. That is how it works. It stands the test of time if both parties are willing. I appreciate all the gifts and talents my parents gave me- salesmanship, hospitality, and great organization!

I feel truly blessed to be participating in “The Reception” tonight with Jim of Cuttings and so many other wonderful businesses!  If you live in the Pittsburgh or surrounding areas, click HERE for more information on this special night and JOIN US!

I hope you can be with us tonight but if you can’t, I hope you’ll think of someone special in your life, your parents or a special mentor, who has made all the difference for you.

Join me on my graceful journey.

11 Replies to “A Match Made in Heaven”

  1. Joanne, what a wonderful, beautiful picture of your parents…and what a wonderful, beautiful daughter and creative even planner you are.
    Brava! This post makes me sniffle with happy tears!
    Please post many pictures.

  2. Joanne, I’m a bit late for the party…my apologies, but it sounds awesome. You really have a spirit of party giving, and I have no doubt that this one was most lovely.

    The photo of your parents is wonderful…your mom looks so lovely! I’m looking forward to seeing the photos of the event – off to check them out now.

    Marianne xo

    1. Hi Marianne,
      It WAS a lovely night! So many magical things going on at the same time. I just felt like pinching myself!
      Hope all is well – I love your posts lately and can feel you just doing all sorts of good things!
      xo Joanne

  3. Dear Joanne, this post is another blessing from you. Thank you! It has me pondering times with my parents (both passed now) and to give thanks again for their loving union. When we got married my husband and I took care with our ‘Heritage table’ and included 2 large framed photos of our parents on their wedding days! It is so important to remember where we came from, and to be thankful. And I am thankful to you and all you share here! hugs, Gina

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