06 September 2011
Do something amazing
We've just spent the weekend with our best friends - helping to prepare for and then celebrate their marriage. We are so lucky to have them as part of our lives - and as godparents to our children. What an absolute privilege it was to be part of such an amazing thing.
Obviously getting married is amazing in itself but every day holds the opportunity of seeing amazing outcomes, meeting amazing people, holding amazing conversations, sharing stories and achievements.
Since the wedding, our baby girl started infants school and tomorrow sees our middle son begin secondary school. Our eldest boy is now in year 9 with size UK 9 feet - also truly amazing!
Of course there are days of disappointment, sadness and frustration but the story of the bride and groom meeting - and indeed the journey of events that led to them now starting their lives together as Mr & Mrs Hurst - just reminded me that even bad things can lead to something magical. My husband was honored to be best man for Mr Hurst and in his speech he told the story of how the chap that introduced them came into their lives - after a bout of glandular fever. Had he not had this he wouldn't have delayed his studies and ended up sharing a house with Mrs Hurst. Whether you believe in luck, destiny, religion or fact - this is their story.
Today they set off for their honeymoon and a life together that I have no doubt will be full of amazing things - but we all hold to the chance to do something amazing even if it's just to smile at a stranger or hold a door open.