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Unexpected Lesson From Being Mother of the Bride

Unexpected Lesson From Being Mother of the Bride

Unexpected Lesson From Being Mother of the Bride

I had a huge awakening that I hope helps you if you have the pleasure and privilege of having a daughter (or son) get married. It’s a change that is almost as profound for parents as it is for the bride and groom.

It was a whole year of planning filled with excitement and anticipation of a wonderful celebration. I loved that my daughter and I had lots of quality time together in the planning stages. We were so well organized. We chose amazing vendors and had a fabulous venue that supported us every step of the way.

My big awakening came the week before the wedding.  So many emotions started rolling in and out for me that I hadn’t expected!  I was so blessed to have my best buddy, Deb Kern, with me that entire week. I needed her! She was my “Emotional Ombudsman”.

I was not prepared for my own emotional roller coaster that week. The tears flowed so easily that week and I started to wonder how I was going to get through all the tender moments of the wedding day without being an emotional mess!

Talk about emotional!  (and beautiful since feeling all these things is such a special gift)

Unexpected Lesson From Being Mother of the BrideI had my “wing woman” to support me in this major transformation. Everyone needs that!

Yet again, I was reminded that community = immunity. We need support as we navigate any major transformation in our life.

With support, I was able to know …..

My emotions were real.
This is a normal part of any major life transformation.
I could move through them with love and support!

The day of the wedding I was able to embrace every beautiful, tender moment and move through each one with a sense of love in my heart, because I had done the work of allowing my emotions to be felt and validated.

I also had another amazing “Mother-of-The -Bride” who journeyed with me through all the details of planning a wedding. You can read Marie’s story HERE.

This lesson of “support” applies to all major changes in our life. We don’t have to follow the “lone ranger syndrome”. That is why I provide a group environment for my Health Programs and I have a team of amazing coaches I work with to navigate the ups and downs of the life of a Healthpreneur!

Helen Keller was right….. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

I am so grateful.

To our good health,

Karen

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