One of my favourite parts of a wedding are the speeches. I get to see into the couples lives that led them to make a lifetime vow to one another. It’s a special treat to see their parents up there, speaking animatedly of embarrassing childhood tales, ending with a story or two of just how special their child is. It’s heart-bursting material. I almost always leave with a new philosophy to go by so I want to tell you what touched me with this particular wedding.
Katie’s dad got up and after mentioning all her achievements he finished off with a story about a lesson his daughter had taught him. In times of stress, Katie always said “Don’t waste a worry”.
It doesn’t sound like much til you think about it. That perhaps, in life, you get a jar of feelings similar to a pack of Allen’s lollies (on a side note, please read this very funny complaint to Allen’s about their lack of variety). And in this jar of feelings, you only got a few ‘worries’.
When you think about it that way “Don’t waste a worry” becomes such a wise attitude. That we have to use our ‘worries’ sparingly as we only get a few. It is a seed to plant a more positive and trusting outlook to life, and a mentality many people are only able to have in retrospect.
Here are some of my favourite photos of the lovely Katie and Andrew, followed by a slideshow of their sweet day.
Much love and blessings to you both!
And just click play to see the slideshow of the day