One Wedding = A Hundred Lessons Learned

Tempted as I am to rain on her parade and tell my friend- whose wedding is coming up- that all those wedding preparations she’s been stressing over are all for naught, I won’t.  I just don’t have the guts to break her heart- I’ll leave that to her future husband.

I may come from a failed marriage, but my views on it aren’t all that jaded, thank heavens.  Somehow, I still believe in love everlasting and how two people can come together as one- and still keep their individuality intact.

Without getting my tummy in knots, I can manage to look back on my own wedding day and plaster a sincere smile on my face.   I remember how stunning I looked back then, and how generally happy I was.  I felt relaxed, unmindful of the impending root canal I was scheduled to have a few weeks from then.

I guess we all learn from our mistakes.  If there was a Betty Crocker for marriages, I’d be a good candidate for that.  You can come to me for advice, because I may have learned just enough marriage lessons to help save YOUR marriage.

So now, as I help my friend check out wedding favors to hand out to her guests on the big day, I shoot her a quick smile, and assure her that all is well… all will be well.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. I hope your friend’s marriage will be a happy one ; )


  2. I wish a marriage bliss for you friend. I hope not only the wedding day is happy but for the rest of their lives together.

    Marriage is indeed a real hard work…. it drives you crazy, it can be most rewarding yet it can be so hurtful you wish to question your judgment at times hhaha.

    Hugs to you tight, Pepper….xoxo

  3. I love how there’s no trace of bitterness or resentment from you, Pepper. I really admire for you for that. :)

  4. Before that, can I also come to you for an advice on wedding preparation? :)

  5. A wedding is just a ceremony but a marriage is a life’s work. It is not perfect but it has to be a concerted effort between two person to make it work.

  6. wow very inspirational for me i love single moms. i’ve been there done that. everything would be just a past for me and just move on and be happy xx

  7. very well said…Marraige is a tough career,lol..You have to work double time and even overtime to make it work…But there are just people who are not meant for each other..who knows, you will find THE ONE for you someday soon…smile,he might be secretly staring at you..Yahweh bless..Best wishes to your friend…

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