Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Proposal & What I was reminded of

------This post has 2 parts.....that really have NOTHING to do with each other!------
I know these pics are a little delayed, but when they aren't on your own camera, you know how it is!! Here is a picture of Kenny proposing!!



Click here to see the others. And we now have a confirmed wedding date....

April 26th, 2008!!

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I had an interesting experience last night. I went to get my hair done at the same place I've been going to for almost 4 years. The girl who always does my hair recently moved, so this was the first time I had my new stylist do my hair. I don't get anything fancy done....highlights, lowlights, trim, whatever it needs. Anyway, most of the women who work there are Romanian or Armenian. They all have very thick accents, but also speak English rather fluently, so I always thought they were 2nd generation Romanian-Americans. Veronica, my new stylist, starts in on my hair, and asks me all the normal things they usually ask the first time they style your hair.....where you work, what you do, married/single.... Then the conversation turns to the news with all the horrible fires in Southern California. I made the comment of how awful it would be to lose everything you have....your cherished items, pictures, and just everyday items that make your life YOUR LIFE. Veronica says that was what her life was like when she and her family fleed Romania when they were told they would be killed because they were Christian. I was shocked!! I asked her how old she was, and she said 11 years old, so she remembers every minute of it. They had to just up and leave, they didn't take anything but a few pictures and clothes from the only home she had lived in at a moment's notice. I was still in shock. I have been going to this place for 4 years and even though Veronica has never done my hair before, I have seen her there every time I've been there. It was just hard to imagine her going through that. It just goes to prove that you never know what other people have been through until you ask. She said that seeing all the people forced to leave their homes in Southern California and then the people that have lost everything brings back the memories of how hard it was to just leave home when she was a kid. And that's why she became a hair stylist, to be able to being joy and happiness to people as they generally feel good when their hair looks good. When she said that, I got goose bumps!! What a story. Just when you think you are getting your hair done, and you get a dose of reality like that....I tell ya, all day today I just was so thankful that I have what I have. Kenny (my fiance!!!!!-I just love saying that!), our families, the house, our pup, jobs, income, heat. All the things I take for granted every day that some people don't have, or did have and not they don't. This is a dose of reality that I need.

So now I'm going over to my blogging friend Mary's site to give her some much needed love because she lives in Southern California. Click over there and pass on some happy thoughts.....

PS-I have so many wedding details to update on...this weekend...check back this weekend!

3 comments:

Tee said...

That's only SIX months away! You better have lots of details to share. There's no time to waste!! We've got to hurry! LOL

Regarding Part 2 of your post, I say only this: GOD BLESS AMERICA! I cannot even imagine...

la bellina mammina said...

Part One : Love the photos! And wow! you WILL be busy planning - can't wait to read about it all.

Part Two : I'm truly sorry for the people who lost everything - brings me back to the tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka & Bandar Aceh (the whole town was wiped out!) and other natural disasters which have occured.

Lori said...

Yes - sometimes we do need a reminder of those less fortunate and how blessed we are. I can't imagine lossing everything and starting over from scratch.