Last week I witnessed a wedding in a garden of two people who found love late in their lives and when they least expected it. The bride who is a dear friend and exactly my age, very independent, was quite comfortable in her life until she met her Mr. Right, who she never thought would change her life. And as cliche as it sounds, the rest is history.
This year, Easter was a triple celebration: Easter + the joint birthday celebrations of Anya and Andres. Two special children of our good friends who are Spunky’s regular playmates…
We are grateful we were part of the fun; the Spunky, most especially, who often does not get to do much of Easter festivities with real family, was super thrilled she got to do everything from egg hunting, egg painting, watch a magic show. For the H and I, we were simply happy to be with friends:-)
Hope your Easter was an eventful one too!
Would love to know what you did:-)
The H is the most private person I know and hates being fussed on, even on his birthday (btw, he even hates that I feature him on my blog!). But three days before his big day, his 41st on the 9th of March, he randomly decided that he wanted to throw a quiet-shindig (is there such a thing?) here at home and celebrate with some friends. Well, you all know that three days is not enough time to prepare but because he seldom requests stuff like these, I just shut my mouth and went on full speed to prepare the best I can.
Last week I hosted one of our county’s very important person. He is a National Icon, a National Artist to be more specific, and hosting him and his lovely partner (who is my good friend) was such an honor . Imagine for a week, it was like living with a celebrity, an ART celebrity, except that they were so down to earth and so grounded that as day passed, we were like one big happy family living under one roof. They truly are such humble people which makes me appreciate them more.
Truth is, hosting him and his lovely A was an honor on its own, but when he offered to sketch me on the very last day of his stay, erm, how on earth could I say no?! I have never ever been sketched before and was so clueless what to do. Plus he had exactly less than 30min before he had to leave for the airport, so I was not sure what to expect (not that I doubted him, I doubted me more — hell, I didn’t know how to pose!). But I took his lead, and no fail, it came out perfect! I am counting it to be a keepsake, a very important part of my art collection which my kids can keep and pass on from generations to come.
Six was good, but seven was even better — it has surpassed our expectations by a hundred miles! Seven gave us so much blessings and glory, in all aspects of life, and we are thankful we have each other, and the kids, to share all these with. From this day on, I just look forward to seventy seven more great years!!!
It is not a secret that our love story is one for the books, I must say. And yes, we belong to what they call now the modern family. But, who cares?! I wouldn’t change one bit to any of it. It’s one roller coaster ride I would do all over again! Because for all what we have been through, I am proud to say that I love this life, I love who I am with and the family we have become:-)
Happy Happy Seven, Hub.
In my heart and mind you will always be my hero!
I pray for your good health, happiness and I look forward to forever with you:-)