Yesterday we experienced one of those days when you just want to throw your hands up in the air and yell (and no, not in the Taio Cruz way . . .more in the Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky way). I’m not talking your periodical stressful day. I’m talking epic, once-every-ten-years, “how can this all possibly happen in a single day?”, “where is the black cat?” kind of day. A lot of unexplainable and unexpected events, including having to miss out on an amazing magazine shoot we’ve been looking forward to for weeks. I won’t get into the all specifics, but by the time we headed to – in a rental car – a wedding rehearsal in the evening, we were feeling pretty defeated.
After the rehearsal, we had planned to grab a late dinner with one of our couples Justin & Nisha, just to catch up and give them their film package. Justin and I have been in contact for several weeks now trying to meet up for a hard drive and to finally get them their completed films. Our schedule has been pretty packed, and I felt so guilty knowing Justin & Nisha were so anxious to get everything, especially since Nisha’s mom is in India and wasn’t able to attend the wedding. But reflecting on everything this morning, I think last night was exactly when we were suppose to meet up. It was so nice to sit down to dinner with them and laugh about all of it with the two of them. They are both so encouraging and I think yesterday, at the end of the day, we honestly needed that. We needed some laughs and silliness. We needed some fun, light-hearted chit chat for a while. We needed to be reminded of the big picture. And we needed some good Indian food!
It just humbles us (and reminds us) what a blessing our couples have been to us. Even the little comments we get via email (I just got one as I was typing this), on our blog or on Facebook – we really do value them, because we find their appearance is almost always perfectly-timed with a moment in our day when we needed to hear it. I don’t know, maybe I’m just feeling a little extra sappy with it being Thanksgiving season and Christmas coming soon, but I know Jon and I both are just feeling extra grateful today.