Wednesday, January 19, 2011

all is well...

I had the most horrible restless sleep last night.

I have been a mess the whole last week.:o)
I woke up this morning wondering what was going to happen and if I was going to make it though.
(ever happen to anyone else?)

While I was laying in bed, it was still dark outside, I had this memory flood back into my mind:


It was the night before my wedding.

I had just returned from the errand of picking up my wedding dress from the dry cleaners...only to find that my dress had been ruined.
 
I had made the pattern, designed, and sewn the dress completely by myself.
I was devastated.


(These are my Grandparents.
As I type this they are on a LDS Church Mission in New Zealand.  
They are incredible people.)


After I had returned from the dry cleaners, I was sitting on the piano bench at my Aunt's house crying to myself.  
(I was a mess then too :o))
Wondering how everything was going to work out and how I was going to make it through.
My wedding was hours away and I had no dress.



My Grandpa walked over to me, gave me a kiss on my forehead, and walked away without saying a word.
I felt from him that all was well...and that everything would be OK.

I will never forget it.

I am so grateful I was reminded of this story on this morning.
Everything will be OK and that this too shall pass...I just know it will.

Thanks Grandpa for helping me remember.

24 comments:

Abby said...

This is so bittersweet! I cannot believe they ruined your dress, but what a wise and sweet grandpa who *knew* the way to calm a crying devastated woman fears!

Jennifer said...

I love this story! That is so sweet of him! I can't help but ask, what in world did you wear to the wedding if your dress was ruined???

lindsey said...

Your grandpa sounds a lot like mine. I hope you get a better night of sleep soon. Remember to breathe deep.
What ever happened with the dress crisis? Were all dying to know!

Megan Marie said...

I am now worried about you. Let me know if you need anything.

RaeAnn said...

What is going on this week, T? Sending you love and happy thoughts.

jlthomas said...

Tanya you're amazing. I'd never heard your wedding dress story before, I loved reading about it but sad that happened to you! You were my angel for my wedding, I'm so glad you were close by during that time in my life. Thanks for doing my hair, finding my dress, altering my dress, making my veil, going with me to take my bridal shots, everything! Whatever's up I hope things get better soon!

Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

Hope everything gets better for you, I love that song "all is well" a perfect song to have in mind when tough times come, also kneel down and pray so you can feel better, Heavenly Father can make any situation better, that's what I do when I feel sad, I kneel down and pray, sometimes is not easy at all, but all we can do is try, right?....something like that happened to me before my wedding, but with the difference that it wasn't the day before, but I ordered my dress and when it came it was the most horrible dress I have ever seen in my life, and it was huuuuuge, I was a size 4 and they sent me a size 10, so can you imagine trying to make it fit? terrible! I was lucky thou, my mother in law came to the rescue, and I had the most beautiful dress ever......

margethai said...

Do you need me to fly to Oregon and be your sister wife? Meaning, help you around the house and play with the kids so you can get up early and craft?? Please????

raphotographs said...

I'm just another blog reader that you don't know, but I love reading you blog & I also blog...I know that you probably can't say what you're going through & this post looks so familiar to a few I have written in the past with the hint of a heartbreak. I pray you make it through whatever comes your way & I was listening to this song a moment ago & thought it might help... http://youtu.be/EzatshDdhhg

Brittani Noel said...

I love this post. It makes me miss Grandma and Grandpa so much! I hope everything's alright, T! Let me know if I can do anything. :)

Abby said...

Tanya Lady! I hope you are okay! Hang in there, pretty mama. Love you to pieces.

Tanya said...

thank you everyone for your comments! they made me cry.

for those of you who wanted to know about the wedding dress...there was one shop still open at the mall. i went down...tried one the first dress i saw and my mom got it for me...the girls at the shop felt to bad they stayed after work and altered it to fit me. they wrote the sweetest little message for me and attached it to the dress for me to read the next day. i didn't even have time to try the dress on the next day and just prayed it fit.

thanks again for all your kind words! i feel your love!

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you can call me aunt choody said...

Love ya, T.

Chelsea said...

What a poignant story regarding your wedding dress. It was a great reminder that God always provides, sometimes not in the ways or in the time frame we had hoped for, but He always provides. I've said a prayer for you, and I'm hoping that the joy that "commeth in the morning" comes soon.

Kari V. said...

Somehow it does always turn out ok, doesn't it? I have a framed word art in my house that says "Everything will be ok in the end, if it's not ok, it's not the end."
We all deserve a happy ending, don't we?!? Yeah, until then....we will just wait.

~Ali~ said...

Okay....I just have to tell you that I feel that I came across this post for a reason. I too have been feeling very down and wondering if i will ever make it out of this stupid funk. I don't know you, just read your blog and I am so glad I do. Thank you for the reminder that every thing will be okay and this too shall pass. Thanks for the little glimmer of hope. XO

Cami said...

Thanks for sharing this great story. I don't know what I would have done if I were in the same situation. What a great grandpa.
I gave you a little shout out/award on my blog today :) Check it out

youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com

Cami

Bessie said...

Tanya-
all is well! what comforting words to hear and ponder on. hope your doing fine and let me know if you need to chat!!

Bessie

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Renata Lardelli said...

I L.O.V.E your blog, your such a clever little lady!

With heavenly father everything will ALWAYS be ok.

PS. I live in Hamilton, New Zealand (near the temple). If I ever see your grandpa I'll be sure to say hi!

freya said...

oh what a story! my sister made my wedding dress for me, so i can't imagine all that time and hard work being wasted!
good thing you took bridals before the big day!
and way to be positive about the whole thing, it's true that getting married to your sweetie for eternity is the only thing that really matters when it comes down to it!

Emily and Ethan said...

I just found your blog through a friends blog. Thank you for your sweet story, I needed to hear it. Life is REAlly Hard at times. I hate when people try and make you feel better about what is happening. It is just as important to feel our sadness as it is to feel our happiness. Knowing that it will pass seems to be the only comfort. Thanks for being open my cyber friend.
What did you do about your wedding dress?

Sam Bru said...

I too have been feeling very down and wondering if Generic Viagra i will ever make it out of this stupid funk.