This Day

She was so happy

This was the day she dreamed of

She was a bride

This was the start of a new chapter

She was in love

This was the man she’d share her life with

She was worried

This was taking too long to start

She asked why

This was the news she got

She was jilted

This was the worst day of her life


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – jilted

Forward March

The music began and the ceremony was starting.  She took her Dads arm and began the wedding march into the church. After the second step down the aisle she realized she was stepping on the front of her gown, it was too long.  She tried to gracefully lift her skirt… she felt every eye on her.  Getting about half-way down the aisle she could see the groom.  He looked so handsome in all white.  He had a big grin on his face, and she couldn’t help but grin too.  This really was happening; she was finally marrying her true love.


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ceremony

Wedding Ready

“What are you doing Sara,” her mom asked as she walked up to her room.  The radio was up loud and apparently Sara did not hear her mom.  So, once again she asked what she was doing as she flipped the lights on.

“Oh, hi mom!  I am just doing a little exercise,” Sara said through a heavy breath.

“What prompted this suddenly?” Her mom asked.

Sara smiled and said, “I am going to be in Diane’s wedding next fall, and I want to look good for it.”

“You look fine just the way you are… well without all that sweat you have right now!”  Her mom chuckled and added, “Don’t overwork yourself.  Dinner is in an hour.”

“Thanks mom!”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – sweat

She Wore White

The day had come. She was so thrilled with the way it was coming together. The guests were slowly filing into the backyard setting. The florists had come and gone leaving a beautiful array of flowers that left a fragrance in the air. The caterer was cooking up more aromas for the reception to follow.

She moved her gaze from the window to her beautiful daughter. She sat in front of a mirror putting finishing touches on her hairdo. It was hard to believe her daughter was a bride, but she made a most beautiful bride in her mother’s eyes.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – setting

We’re Going To The Chapel (FOWC)

He looked dashing
Standing at the alter
Waiting for me
His white tux
The flower in his lapel
He had a Bond sort of elegance
He was completely debonair
My pulse quickened
As I saw his eyes light up
The moment I walked in
And he saw me
I never felt more appreciated
Or more loved
He was the man of my dreams
And on that day
A dream came true
With a simple “I do”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – debonair

I Don’t

The ceremony started right at one o’clock with the groom and groomsmen entering the church. The bridesmaids entered and the music grew louder signaling the bride to come in. Everyone turned in their seats to see her enter, but she wasn’t there.

The bride stood in front of the mirror in jeans and a t-shirt placed the note on the table and quietly went out the back door. She would not put up with the lies anymore. She had suspected an affair, but today’s truth was too much. He could be with the other women. She felt so free now.

A Spring Wedding

He told her he was going to get married. All her heart heard was she was betrayed. She had known him since kindergarten and they had promised to get married and have a family one day. He had passed it off as a childhood fantasy, but she felt deeply it was real. She smiled and said, “Congratualations! I hope the two of you will be very happy.”

“Thanks. You, of course will be a part of the wedding party, I insist.” He added with a smile, “Maybe you can be my best (wo)man, is that allowed?”

She began to cry.

Happy and Grateful – Day 344

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

This was a day of more work on my Christmas cards and letters.  I also went to the store for my Dad.  And got dinner for him.  Kind of busy for a Sunday.  But I was glad to make more progress on my letters and grateful another list of things from the store has been gotten for Dad.  Now I don’t have to make that trip tomorrow.

We did get a surprise this afternoon.  Actually it was when we were just getting ready to eat lunch a friend I hadn’t seen for quite a while stopped by to drop off a Christmas card and Save the Date card for her wedding this coming spring.  It made me happy to see her again.

I need to read some more posts and hope to sleep soon.  I’ve got a lot to do tomorrow so I know I need my sleep.  Try to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 175

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer.  Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too.  I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year.  Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog.  There is always something good to find in each day.

Due to the BEAUTIFUL outdoor wedding yesterday and my boyfriend’s mom staying the night with us, I am a little late with this post.  I find it very hard to write with others around and the words were just not coming last night so here I am in the quiet of the afternoon posting while my boyfriend naps.

The weather was about as close to perfect as you could get for an outdoor wedding.  It was in the low to mid 70’s and a light breeze blowing.  We did have a small grey cloud float by that let out about a dozen rain drops, but isn’t rain on your wedding day supposed to be good luck – does anyone know if that is the saying?  So above all else I have to say I was grateful for a beautiful day.

The highlight of the wedding of course were the kids.  Two ring bearers (around 4 years old) and two flower-girls (about 20 months).  All but one of them made the trip down the aisle, one of the flower girls had to be carried.  Then the happy couple had their “kids” both there.  A German Sheppard to walk the aisle with the groom and a beautiful white (not sure of the breed) dog walking with the bride and her father.  They were all rather well-behaved for the amount of people around.  But it was after the ceremony when the big kids came out to play.

The couple is big football fans and tailgate a lot.  The color scheme was after their favorite college team.  And apparently the mascot is for “rent” by the hour for events.  So the wedding party had the mascot there for pictures and dancing.  It was so fun to watch the bride and groom’s faces light up at this moment… made me happy.

By the time we got home (I had to take some food to my Dad still after the wedding) it was getting late.  We chatted a bit and went to bed.  Now I should put down the computer and find some happy and grateful for today, huh?  Stay happy!