Family Break

Posted by Melina and Denise , Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:21 AM

As we are struggling and managing to bounce back from the insurance drama, we are especially grateful for happy moments along the way. We had a big one a few weeks ago with a wonderful family  wedding. My sister Donna got married!!!

Donna and Jean
Honestly, their story is a bit redonkulous. They have been friends since high school and after many years of close friendship, Donna being married and having two beautiful daughters, they found their way to each other. And to quote Donna directly, "I married the man who makes my heart smile".

It was a small ceremony at a beautiful restaurant here in Halifax. Very posh. AND they made us yummy vegan food, which was a plus. Melina and I sat next to a wonderful couple who lived in the UK at one point, so we talked British TV all night. Delightful.

And living a few hours away from home and not owning a car, it is rare that all five sisters and my parents can get together. It was such a wonderful blessing to be able to spend time with all of them. Diane was so thoughtful and bought Donna a bouquet which she didn't know she wanted. Darlene wore this blue dress and looked SLAMMIN'. Seriously, she looked awesome. We may all be slightly jelly, and I speak for myself here. 

We got to spend a little extra time with my sister, Debbie and her husband David. Growing up they were a little like my second parents. They took me on amazing camping trips every summer and these are some of my very best memories. Melina has grown to love them as much as I do. Any time spent with them is extra special.

It was especially wonderful to see my parents. The look on my dad's face brought tears to my eyes as he was thrilled to see Donna blissful. My mother was glowing with joy at seeing her daughter so happy. Beautiful.

The other night we drank the wine that was the wedding favour. It was a particular vintage put out in homage of my people, the Acadians. Or as Melina put it, "It is the wine of pain and suffering?". lol Well, it was yummy! And it was so nice to remember such a beautiful day.

~ Denise