This past weekend was a busy one for me. I had two rehearsals on Friday, three weddings on Saturday and two baby blessings on Sunday…..whew!
It’s a lot of work, time and traveling around doing what I do for a living, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I get to experience people in their finest moments! My work allows me the privilege of peaking into a couple or family’s lives, if even for a very short time, to be part of a milestone moment. Although it can be exhausting at times (especially in this darn heat!), the feeling it gives me far outweighs my tired feet or having to wear a long-sleeved black suit in 30 degree weather. The feeling I get when I know that I have touched someone’s life in a way that most people never get to do…..well….there is nothing in this world that can compare to that!
The beautiful babies I had the distinct honour of blessing this weekend were the children of two couples I have married in the past. One wedding was three years ago, and the other ceremony was just last spring. The thought and care that these incredible parents put into the planning process, coupled with the way each of them gazed into their beautiful little angels’ eyes gave me….and continues to give me goosebumps. This to me is a sure sign that each of these new bundles of joy will grow and develop into amazing young children. And….. I get to witness this week after week and month after month!
As I look at the disarray my office is in right now, I can just kick up my feet and say ‘Who cares!” because files out of place, the to do list growing and the occasional hairball floating around on the floor just means that I’ve been too busy being part of someone’s bigger picture to worry about when the dusting and vacuuming is going to get done, and frankly I’m okay with that!
Get out there and help change someone’s life today….I dare you!