Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29th, 2015 Test Run

May 29th, 2015 Test Run

I took the day off from radio in order to devote the day to wedding preparations. Everyone involved was super busy. My alarm was set for 5am in order to hit my first task at 6:30am sharp. A friend and colleague was leaving for Oklahoma City at 7am and they agreed to pick up a few food items for the reception at Sam's Club. From that point on, it was off to the races.

The tablecloths, the punch fountain, the lights, the live redbud trees with heart shaped leaves (Amber is a big lover of trees), the tuxedos, confirming delivery time of chairs and setup instructions, meeting at the ceremony venue, meeting at the reception venue, the rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner, shopping for food, platters and miscellaneous items, too. And it all starts again early tomorrow.  And you know what?

I loved every minute of it. Truly, in every way, a labor of love.

Thank goodness it's a group effort! Everyone, from Irene to Amber, the groomsmen, the bridesmaids-The groom's mom and dad-everyone had their assignments today. And all of them hit it out of the park!

I didn't need an intentional workout today. I ended up burning almost 600 calories from all the activity. I wouldn't have had time anyway!

Spray's Tuxedos always does amazing work. Their instructions upon pickup was for each of us to try on our tuxedo and if any adjustments were needed, they would be happy to make them in the morning. Perfect! This means I had a great reason to put it on tonight for a test run!
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I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I can't wait to dance with my daughter and my mom!

Even with the stress involved in preparing for an event like this--especially when we're all taking on things normally hired out (saving money), I took extraordinary care within the boundaries of my fundamental elements. Holding my elements sacred with a non-negotiable policy, is a critical key to my continued successful recovery from relapse/regain. 

A friend posed the question today, the same question I've received a few times in the last couple of weeks: Will you eat a piece of your daughter's wedding cake? The answer is very simple: No.

I can write this with certainty: Amber fully understands the dynamics and importance level I apply to my abstinence from refined sugar. And I'm sure she would much rather continue seeing her dad thrive than see me eat cake at her reception.

I'm hitting the pillow tonight with a confident feeling, knowing I did my best and I hit the marks in my plan.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

23 comments:

  1. I sincerely applaud your resolve. It's so easy to justify 'special occasions'. But your daughter's wedding will be in NO way affected by your dessert choices ;) Wedding cake is usually a disappointment anyway!

    Congratulations to Amber and all y'all and hope you have a great Saturday!

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    1. Val--After that concern--turned out, it wasn't an issue in the slightest! :)

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  2. Sean, please give my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Amber. I know this is a big day in your life as well! And the boundaries you have established are an example to everyone who loves you of your deep commitment to good health. Thank you for staying the course. Enjoy every minute of this day! Shirley from TN

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    1. I did, Shirley--thank you! It was a grand day, for sure!

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  4. Congratulations to your family on this special day! Best wishes, Jane

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  5. Enjoy this wonderful day , Sean!!! Your daughter is going to take your breath away as you walk her down the aisle.... Many memories to be made. Enjoy!
    Rosie

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  6. What an exciting day! It's great that you all pulled together to get things done. You look great in your tux and will continue to with the resolve to your plan. Best wishes to Amber and the rest of the family.

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    1. Thank you, LTR! :) It was the best day!!

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  7. May the best of the best be what your day is today! Enjoy every minute (as I'm sure you will) - and I will be waiting to hear all the details. Also -Can't wait to see the pictures!!!
    N~

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    1. It was a grand affair, for sure! Thank you, Nancy!

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  8. Happy Wedding!! Congrats to all!!

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  9. My slender friend,
    You look good in that suit! Make sure you can stand perfectly straight without the pant legs draping with extra fabric. It should only require a bit of long basting stitch for the occasion. I agree about the cake; the main attraction of a wedding cake is it's sheer architectural beauty. Take a close up picture of it's visual perfection for us. :) Do you have something old for the bride to tuck away during the ceremony for old time sake? A grandmother's handkerchief or a brooch to pin? Have a wonderful day! It looks like clear weather for the wedding day! Yippee!
    Your online seamstress/consultant.... *wink*
    Megan in Texas

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    1. Made me smile, Megan. I love it that I have an "online seamstress/consultant!" :) We lucked out on the weather, for sure!!!!!

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  10. You look fabulous, Sean! Enjoy every minute of this weekend; I know you will, and you have most certainly earned it! :)

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    1. Oh Gwen, thank you!! As you know--it was a fabulous day!

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  11. I'm reading this on the big day. I hope it has been spectacular in every single way!

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  12. I prayed off and on for you guys today. I'm sure the bride was beautiful--and that her dad cried. :)

    Deb

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    1. Thank you for the prayers, Deb! You were right on both accounts! :)

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