Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happily Ever After - Flash 55, Friday, 5-14-10



Happily Ever After - Flash 55, Friday, 5-14-10 






A week ago, this very day,

I gave my middle son away!

Beautiful Laura is now his wife,

May theirs be a joyous married life!



I felt such pride to see my son,

So in love with the girl he’d won,

With those vows said, I just know,

Their love will only continue to grow.


Carmen Henesy



Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy

All rights reserved.

If you would like to tell a tale in exactly 55 words, post it and go and tell the G-Man

The original blog, with the photos of the wedding: 
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/05/here-comes-bride-mr-mrs-alexander.html#links

43 comments:

  1. THAT was beautiful...and a very handsome son too!!

    My 55 for the week, is HERE As always, scroll down past my Friday's Show n Tell to find it. Have a glorious day.

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  2. Such a gorgeous couple!!
    hughugs

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  3. I love it when a 55 is non-fiction (especially when they are happy tales). What a great tribute to your son and his new wife. May they be filled with great joy and many, many years of happiness!

    I'm up at:
    Friday Flash 55 ~ Silvia's Smile

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  4. aww. congratulations! may their days be blessed with peace and love....nice 55.

    mine is up!

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  5. carmen, your prose was so touching but better yet, because it came from your heart and personal experience! the photos are just stunning...i hope you are resting some now that all the hullabaloo is over?? ;)

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  6. Congratulations Carmen,
    And to your son!
    Excellent real life 55 My Dear.
    Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

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  7. They look so happy, and beautiful couple..

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  8. beautiful couple...........wish them a "Lived happily ever after" married life........

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  9. Congratulations.

    Carmen...
    Your son is very happy.
    The wonderful bride.
    The Graceful mother...

    Your son looks just like you.

    Happy weekend.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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  10. hi carmen....me again.....
    i'm tagging you....cause i have been asked too


    http://hiteshrawat.blogspot.com/2010/05/8th-folder-8th-picture-tag.html

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  11. Congratulations to all. I knew she would be a stunning bride! :)

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  12. Great 55! You're amazing and talented, not only with words but also with pictures.

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  13. What a lovely wedding present for the happy couple! You have a very handsome sone and now a beautiful new daughter too. Congratulations all around.

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  14. Lovely and they both look wonderful. All best wishes to them and to you from Sicily. xxx

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  15. It was THE WEDDING of the year!! A beautiful fairy tale come true!

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  16. Hootin' Anni - thank you, Anni. I had a wonderful time at the wedding!

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  17. Donna - you are so sweet, always. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Chef Kar - thank you so much for your warm wishes for my newly married son and his beautiful bride!

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  19. Brian Miller - I appreciate your good wishes for Alex and Laura! They are terrific young people and they've already been together six years so they've shown they have staying power!

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  20. sheri - I've finally recovered from all the wedding hooplah. It was well worth losing a bit of sleep. I had such a great time with all of it. I wish I could convince my 39-year-old son that marriage isn't such a bad thing. My youngest, who is 25 says maybe he'll be ready for marriage when he's 30!

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  21. G-Man - this was one of the happiest 55's I've done. I'm still on a high from the wedding!

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  22. Icy BC - Laura goes back to work tomorrow
    ( she's a paramedic ) after ten days off and she's gotten spoiled being at home. They didn't go on a honeymoon...Alex is still in class. They decided to wait a few months till they have all the wedding bills paid, anyway! Practical kids, both of them!

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  23. hitesh rawat - I do hope their marriage will be one of those that last for eternity and stays happy!

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  24. Glynis - Laura is a beauty and the two of them have so much in common. They are both into their dogs, they like to run and they're very health oriented ( not like me! )

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  25. Tina - thank you for the kind compliments..glad you liked the 55 and my photos!

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  26. ruma2008 - my friend, Ruma, I'm glad you got to see the wedding. I would have enjoyed your presence there in person, sharing a few glasses of wine with me!!

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  27. PattiKen - thanks for the congrats...I am a very lucky mom and mother-in-law. I hope I it happens twice more!

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  28. Welshcakes Limoncello - I wish my kids could honeymoon in Sicily! They haven't taken one yet since Alex is in school...Laura would like to go to Greece but, after the wedding expenses, most of which they paid for themselves, they've decided to postpone the honeymoon for awhile. I'm not sure they'll go as far afield as Greece but I think it would be a great honeymoon spot!

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  29. Travelingjoan - For me, it truly was the wedding of the year. I was so overjoyed!

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  30. They look amazing, and the setting is like a dream, I've just noticed the petals on the ground... Wonderful. I'm amazed at your ability to write, you even wrote for them the "a week later" poem! :) Have a nice weekend, Carmen.

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  31. how beautiful they are, and how they welcome life with their smiles - may it be so, as you write in your lovely poem!

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  32. carmen...what a lovely poem from you...something they can cherish forever...and what a darling couple...only 2 pictures???? love to see more...

    where was it...looks like a vineyard..i always wanted to get married in a vineyard...

    lovely dress and bouquet too

    wishing them THE BEST !!!!

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  33. fullet - this was very easy to write...I'm still so blissful from their wedding. Hope you have some fun this weekend, too. A dear nursing school classmate is in town, with her M. D. husband so Ann and I will head out for lunch tomorrow while Tim is at his conference!

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  34. Manuela - it is so nice to have such a happy occasion in all the sad news that is going on in our world today!

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  35. My Farmhouse Kitchen - the wedding was at Scribner Bend Vineyards in Sacramento - a lovely setting...I wrote about it in an earlier blog, complete with more photos...I'll send you the link if I haven't already!

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  36. this is so beautiful!
    wish them the best life has to offer!!

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  37. oh, lovely poem Carmen, as always, they look gorgeous together.indeed, may theirs be a joyous married life.

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  38. Congratulations to your son and his beautiful bride!
    It is so heartwarming to see a young couple who has found each other and decided to walk together through life. Your poem brought tears to my eyes: I can feel that you are happy for them both. Heartfelt thanks for sharing this joyous moment with us!

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  39. Just checking out all your wedding photos of the beautiful bride and groom. They look so happy together.

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  40. Awwww... Carmen. Handsome groom, beautiful bride, romantic setting...what a perfect wedding. Congratulations to all.

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  41. magiceye - I've passed on your good wishes to my son and daughter-in-law. Next to an Indian wedding, it was as lovely as any I've ever seen!

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  42. betchai - glad you liked my flash 55 dedicated to Laura and Alex. This one was so easy to write!

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  43. Merisi - I glad you were able to attend my son's wedding from far away in Vienna. It was such a special day. When things settle down a bit, they'll finally plan a honeymoon. Alex was still in classes so they didn't want to take time off now.

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