Sunday, 14 March 2010

Skipping to 'F' because I feel like it!

I'm sitting here on a sunny Sunday afternoon and feeling the tiniest bit melancholy - Phill's sick, I'm just getting over a cold, feeling overwhelmed with housework, planning and marking (which was convienently left at work). 

Faced with the prospect of filling in my Data & Tracking Book and spending a beautiful afternoon doing my planning, I decided to do neither and popped in the video Grant & Jen made of our wedding reception in Canada... since the videographer did SUCH a bang up job and missed songs, dances and inserted Disney graphics, my fantastic brother-in-law and his lovely wife decided that something should be done about it and they made a new video for us.

I find that now, I don't remember a lot of it... but there's a smile creeping up onto my face and lifting this blue funk because although the reception was to celebrate our wedding, it was a lot about friends and family. 

I'm loving all of it - dancing up a storm with Rizwan; Faiza & Naheed singing; Shafik & Aziza dancing - the speeches, the songs, the dances and all throughout the video, hearing Noah exclaiming "Yay!" 

I can hear my closest friends and family talking, laughing and enjoying themselves.  I love it - all of it. 

We had friends and family that travelled across the world, Canada and the GTA to be there and that made every single second of it worthwhile - not to mention the others who aren't with us any longer, or those who wanted to be there and couldn't make it.

I think (without any bias at all) that I am the luckiest girl in the world.

I have some absolutely incredible friends in New Zealand, Canada and scattered in other locations around the globe.  Each and every one of them mean something different to me and I value and treasure every relationship immensely.  So very blessed.  I can't (and don't want to) imagine my life without them.

You know... one of my favourite quotes about family is along these lines "Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts."  Fantastic!  I love my family and I love their nuttiness.  Not just my immediate family, but my 'new' family as well - I am not only a Khamis, Kassam/Dhanidina but now a Couper as well - again - so lucky. 

Then we have my extended family - same as with my friends, I have a different relationship with each of my aunties & uncles and I treasure those individually as well.  I appreciate them all a lot more now that I'm an adult.  On top of that, I have the best group of cousins and we always have an awesome time when we're together.  We're there for each other whenever needed - no questions, no hestiations, no reservations and that's pretty damn amazing. 

All this makes my heart swell up so much, I think I'm going to explode with love and gratitude. 

Noah summed it up in a word: "Yay!" Out of the mouths of babes.


Megan said...

Awww. We love you, too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Megan. :)

Alison said...

Fantastically well said! I wish we could have been there for your special day but we're so glad to see you so happy! (Can we add a Yay Facebook to F?)

Faiza said...

feel just as overwhelmed when i think about how lucky i am to have you in my life!

love you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Al - I was thinking of our friends near and far that we don't get to see so often... :) and I'll definetly add Facebook to my 'F' list!

Faiza - I love you too, my friend... seriously, am so,so lucky. x

bklyn76 said...

aw, tez, love your 'F' entry!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sheba!


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