Thursday, 25 August 2016

The big guy pointed out to me that part of my rut is getting stuck in the negative and he's right.  He suggested I try writing about the good.

In nine days I'm marrying my sweetest friend.  The photo above is where we're getting married.  When the big guy and I first started dating he was shocked to find out that I'd never been to Jasper; I'd been through Jasper many times but had never stayed there.  Pyramid Lake was one of the first places he took me.  There's an island on Pyramid Lake that you get to by a walking bridge and it's on that island that will we say our vows. 

When you're on the island we can see our two favorite mountains, Mount Edith Cavell and Pyramid Mountain.  The first few visits I fell in love with the island and we said that if/when we got married, that it would be on the island.  Next weekend, that will happen in front of our friends and children and granddaughter.

I love the big guy with my whole heart.  He accepts me as I am, hurts, baggage, past, everything.  I don't disappoint him.  He doesn't want me to be anything other than who I am.  He listens to me.  He sees me.  He knows me and still loves me.  He is steadfast and loyal.  He's smart and funny and kind.  He has a heart of gold that he tries to hide sometimes but I always see it, shining. 

I am thankful for our life together and I'm so happy to be marrying him.

This is our song.



  1. I am so happy for you both.

  2. Ah--I am so happy for you. It's so hard and weird to write about the good stuff, but it's real too.

  3. I have been trying to leave a comment all day long. I first read this post in my iPod then I read it at home and got called away.

    Now I can comment.

    Eeeeeee! I am so happy for you, Deb. I know you have had more than your fair share of sadness the last few years. I am overjoyed that you are having some time of joy but more important, a bond and promise made with your best friend. So much love to both of you. You deserve this more than most. xo