|Thank you to Thomas Beaman photography for these images.|
Time again to ponder all the things that I'm thankful for. My list is very long, so if you don't like 'reading' blogs (like me), then you won't like this post. There is only one picture this time.
First of all, I'm thankful for the great life I have. The gifts of my supportive and loving husband, 3 wonderful daughters, my 3 sons in law, and my little guys Hudson and Kole. And my loving parents. My dear friend just had to say "See you later, Dad" this week and that makes my parents even more cherished right now.
To be chosen and trusted by dozens and dozens of couples to be a part of their wedding day is something I am truly grateful for. Not only is it a career that I have, but every week I am able to work with the most incredible wonders and beauty of nature. I'm blessed with very talented and hard working staff that do everything they can to follow the motto on my shop's chalkboard: "Make it Beautiful!"
My fellow florist friends. We help each other with resources for products, share our inventory when needed, , go on field trips, have lunch to "talk shop", and even send clients to each other. Six of us enjoyed having a group photo shoot together for Lancaster Magazine. Thanks to Martine of House of Clarendon for making it all happen at Cork Factory. It was the first time I met the owners of Flowers by Paulette, Splints and Daisies, and Country Flowers. And it was great to see the owner of Petals With Style and Flowers of Mount Joy. We're all in this together and there is so much to gain by being friends. No need to feel competitive or jealous over each other's successes. We all work very, very hard to be the very best we can. We all know what it's like to pull all-nighters, and how it feels to be at the end of wedding season.
I'm thankful for the kindness of Mari Beth (Flowers by Paulette). She went right to her shop after the photo shoot and handmade a ribbon banner for me for my friend's dad's funeral. No charge, just a random act of kindness. In these days of worrying about the economy and the competition it is just so good to be a part of a group of 'wedding people' who march to the beat of a different drummer.
One more thing I'm thankful for is my blog readers. Thank you for taking an interest in what we're doing at All Things Beautiful. For making the time and effort it takes to blog worth it. I hope you take the time to make your 'Thankful List" too. Happy Thanksgiving.