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COVID19 #Coronavirus #UpcomingWedding #WeWon'tGiveUp!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

So, we are less than 90 days away from DD's big day and here we are ... in the middle of a PANDEMIC!

Next Sunday is 'supposed' to be DD's Bridal Shower. So far, the restaurant has not canceled it, but ~ every hour that you listen to the news, it is becoming more and more apparent that the cancellation of this event will probably happen. I'm heartbroken for my DD and I know that she will be disappointed, but I also know that she is very worried about some of the older women invited like her grandmother and the groom's grandmother.

DD is also in the wedding party of one of her bridesmaids and that wedding is 6 weeks after DD's. If things calm down and the wedding itself doesn't get cancelled, we may have to get 'creative' and plan a shower for the happy couple even though they will already be married ... kind of a 'Mr/Mrs. Shower'.

I'm also fearful as it seems that this pandemic is ever-changing ... 6/6/20 is the Wedding Date ... I am hopeful that twelve weeks from today things will be much more calm and we can have the wedding. The 'happy couple' has stayed together through all of the planning and some money woes ... if they can survive that and the pandemic, they can surely survive almost anything!

If you are so inclined, say a prayer that this wedding can still happen. . .
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  • NOCALORIES
    My thoughts of God being loving can bring blessings to you and all who are dealing with loving your daughter and future son - in - law. With God all good is possible.
    337 days ago
  • SABLENESS
    Hope things worked out.
    337 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    Sorry to hear this. What ended up happening?
    337 days ago
  • _WARRIOR4LIFE
    Heidi, I am so sorry to hear about this. I don't know what to think ever since all of this has happened (and so quickly too). This is devastating news. :(
    390 days ago
  • BLUESKY104
    Prayers for you and your family emoticon
    390 days ago
  • RUFFIT
    It is certainly unsettling times now. I always have the mind set we will get thru this.
    390 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
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  • KURTZIE1998
    Hugs and prayers for you all. Put stay strong and don't let this destroy a very special time. I do know how nerve racking and upsetting this can be.
    391 days ago
  • JAZZEJR
    Soooo sorry for this nerve-wracking dilemma. I know things will all work out for the best. My prayers are going up.
    391 days ago
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    I hope things calm down soon and all your plans will work out as you wanted them to before all this started. If you have to alter things it will still be special and you will all have good memories of the day and celebrations no matter what happens. emoticon emoticon
    391 days ago
  • MIAMIRN
    This must be SO stressful. My family just went through something similar. I am sure the love that your DD and her fiancee have for each other will surpass anything interrupting their wedding arrangements. There is always tomorrow and a bright and beautiful future to look forward to. I pray everything works out well for all of you...

    Blessings and (((hugs)))
    391 days ago
  • KATELJM
    This is History in the Making! With Crisis there is Opportunity. "Life is full of adventures. We just don't get to pick all of them." Given the long lead times for wedding plans, I'm sure it is nerve-wracking. But your DD and her fiance will need a sense of humor to weather life's challenges. They and you will have lots of stories to share.
    391 days ago
  • NANCYPAT1
    I can only imagine how stressful this is since plans have been in place for so long. Best case scenario is that the crisis nature will have subsided and the wedding can still happen as planned. Worst case scenario is that you will work together and get creative.

    Prayers that things lighten up BECAUSE of the current actions to flatten the curve.

    Since your daughter is partly a product of her wonderful mother, I am sure she is flexible and being able to work with you, will find ways to make the wedding amazing regardless of what happens and how you have to adjust! Maybe videoing the ceremony and having a party/reception after the fact are options if the situation keeps getting worse.

    The situation does keep changing constantly and since Friday, we have been given different instructions at least ten times. The situation is fluid and we can and will pray for everything to work out!
    392 days ago
  • AFERRARI
    you have my prayer
    392 days ago
  • MUVFASTA
    Don't let fear ruin your lives! Everything will work itself out!

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    392 days ago
  • SPARKUVU
    Aw, I'm so sorry this is effecting your daughters big day. This is so stressful already, and so are (normal) weddings--I am sure this is just awful for you. Will add you to my prayers. I think, if it were me, I'd ease the stress on myself and cancel the shower yourself. It's likely not to be well attended anyway. Or get creative and have a 'virtual' shower--send each guest a gift card to the restaurant in the amount the shower was costing anyway, and video your daughter opening the gifts. Seems like the restaurant might be better with this as well, and there would be no 'losers' in the event of forced closure too close to the date.
    393 days ago
  • MYDIETINFO1
    Prayers for all during this stressful time. My daughter’s wedding is set for June 27/2020 so I understand your stress. This pandemic makes life uncertain at this time. Take care and practice good health habits more then ever.
    393 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    I had my shower after my Hubby and I were married. It was a lot of fun. So you may have to postpone, but it will all work out. Praying for you all!
    393 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    Prayers for this Pandemic to be over by your DD's wedding day. All our lives will undergo changes the next few weeks , but, if we can diminish the virus this will be a good move.
    393 days ago
  • ROSALIE28
    Sending hugs and prayers for all!
    393 days ago
  • DESKJOCKEY925
    Sending prayers and all good thoughts for the wedding!
    God is so good all the time ... I know that it will end up being just perfect, however it unfolds.

    Cheers to Love
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    393 days ago
  • CHICKEE7
    I will be unable To attend my Mother's 90th Birthday party in Canada which I had to organise. Believe me, I sympathize.
    393 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    emoticon Prayers that this gets under control and clears up soon.
    393 days ago
  • AALLEY2
    emoticon Your DD has to go through all these wedding woes! Hope the pandemic is over soon! You’re right about them surviving all this! Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your family! emoticon
    393 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Things must be so stressful for you and your DD right now. I'm feeling stressed just listening to the news and I have absolutely no place I need to go anytime soon. I will be praying that the wedding takes place with no problems!
    393 days ago
  • LEGENDIS
    Praying for you and your family. We just got word an aunt's funeral is being postponed because of the virus

    394 days ago
  • JANS-JOURNEY
    With the shutting down of so many events and gatherings I am hoping the virus sees a rapid decrease in new cases and it will be a thing of the past in the near future.
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    394 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I will certainly say a prayer for the wedding. I am sure that she will have a wonderful shower even if it is after the wedding.
    394 days ago
  • JERSEYGIRL24
    I feel for you. I just (within the last hour) posted my own blog of frustrations. And I don't have a wedding to contend with. Though actually, on the same day, 6/6, I believe my brother-in-law will celebrate his 50th anniversary of being ordained a priest. Nothing is firm yet, but we will most likely have a family party. This is part of the reason that I passed on having a party for my husband's 70th in two weeks (blessing in disguise, as it surely would have been disrupted). We will just have to see what happens. I have a feeling that some of the older relatives may have to skip it. I know a friend whose daughter was scheduled to be married in South Carolina just as a hurricane hit. I think they got married a few days before that and then held a party some time later. My son-in-law's sister got married at a destination wedding with only immediate family present. The family had some sort of party for them and all the relatives who couldn't attend/weren't invited a few months later. I know that this is heartbreaking for all of you and not what you were planning on, but it doesn't diminish the happiness of the marriage. There are options (though admittedly not what you all were hoping for). Please let us know what happens.
    394 days ago
  • MNABOY
    We will survive until we don't.
    394 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    don't panic
    394 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    emoticon Don't let fear ruin a good celebration. emoticon
    394 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    This is surely turning so many lives upside down Heidi. I'm now out of work until at least March 30th (school). If her wedding is cancelled, as someone said, they can survive this, and what a story they'll be telling on their 50th Anniversary!! They could even make the theme if they hold a very small wedding, around the Corona virus ,, and serve Corona beer!!

    I always use humor to help myself.
    394 days ago
  • IMSALLYSTILL
    I got married during the good of 1982. Although some people were evacuated, they all showed up for the ceremony and reception. This virus, Dd will remember as part of the wedding. But it's not the whole wedding. And they will good memories
    394 days ago
  • MARILYNROBERT
    Prayers are sent Heidi, for you, your family, and all the older folks that need the most protection. emoticon
    394 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Praying the panic will be done before the big day.
    394 days ago
  • NANCYPAULINE
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    394 days ago
  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    Heartbreaking for anyone with plans like this..but as you say if they get thru this it all should be solid!
    394 days ago
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