Here is another pick of The Gallery archives from me. This time I have chosen to illustrate the theme of celebration and to do this I have chosen the bittersweet event that was our engagement party. It was held in May 2009 and should have been one of the happiest days of our life but as we celebrated our love with all of our family and friends we were also fairly certain that our second attempt at IVF was failing. We had a barn dance and I was not able to join in lots of the more energetic dances for fear of losing a pregnancy that was almost certainly already lost. A night of love and celebration was followed by a morning of tears and commiseration and utter exhaustion. We were beginning to wonder if our dream of having children would ever come true.
This was a great party and looking back at the photos I realise how much other people enjoyed it too. I love barn dances, they are so inclusive and enable people to really mix and enjoy each others company. We are having a barn dance again for our wedding in September and this time I will be swinging away with the best of them. I can’t wait!
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.