Going to keep this one short and let the conversation speak for itself. Here is a small lead in. As a working mom, I often feel like my mom skills really are suffering. I battle with these thoughts that my kids will forever harbor negative feelings towards me because I work...BUT leave it to my Seve to rescue his mom from such thoughts.
Me: Seve you are so handsome. Do you know your handsome?
Seve: Yea I know (in his confident, cool voice).
Me: (laughing) Oh really, how do you know?
Seve: Mom, because you tell me all the time.
Pretty Simple...guess my job does get done.
Photo Credit: Archetype Studio Inc.
Yesterday (because I am writing so late) was definitely a Monday. Woke up sleepy, rain kept me from running as planned, one of my favorite coffee shops was super slow delivering my order (no I will not reveal who, read the title above people) and I just felt BLAH even though I accomplished "to do" items. The positives were: spending a lot of time with one of my favorite vendors and getting to laugh and cry while working, knocking off items for Stanley Wedding (she was so happy with everything and appreciative), organizing the Boyle Wedding with her texting thank you's and ending with a meeting for Borowski Wedding and her using phrases like "trust you", "thank you", "always feel better". So often in this industry we (vendors) sit around and chat about all the things going wrong with our clients but forget to shed light on the AMAZING times! For those who know me well, this next statement does not come as a surprise, I over analyze everything and literally process every moment in my life. Every word spoken to me or around me is never taken lightly. Now that doesn't mean I can not take jokes or walk around over sensitive, because again if you know me well, I can be wickedly sarcastic and hilarious (yes you guys that is something I say with MUCH confidence)....it just really means that words are very meaningful to me. As this very slow day was progressing and my analyzing began I really started hearing the words of appreciation and gratefulness...those things began to jump at me. Don't hear me saying...wedding vendors suck and we complain too much because a nice pity party and woe is me is sometimes just needed (needed really to remind us to slow down and capitalize on a 8hr day ONLY and not a 12hr day)....but instead hear me say...take a moment and reflect on how appreciated you are, how grateful your clients and vendors are for your hard work. Take the time to soak up the words of "thank you", "you calm my nerves", "can you help", "love, love, love it"! Perfect days don't exist fellow vendors and clients but I will constantly chase them until the bitter end, but in order to do that we must be appreciative and grateful for every moment in that DAY! Thank you God for always revealing your true, honest and oh so powerful word. PS...this is really meant for me...like an out of body experience where I am speaking to myself! 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Over the past week we have taken some time to give Sweet August a long, overdue clean up. I am sure most of our followers are screaming...."thank goodness" or "it is about time". Well for me I am thinking...we are "right on time". A majority of the year we are on this crazy cycle of eat, work, work, work, sleep little, rehearsal, wedding, Sunday and then REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT. This summer we were so blessed to rest from that schedule and spend time with our kids, have a baby (Janell) and keep growing a baby (Reba). It gave me an opportunity to really work out where Sweet August was going and how we were going to get there. I believe God is my source for all things I do and I just love how right at the end of the summer he completed my plan. I am so glad you guys are here to join us on this trip and we are more than pumped to get Fall off to a great start and begin shaping our 2017!