Thursday, April 29, 2010

Change can be good thing!

Change has always been a pretty fearful thing for me, but I recently learned that it can also be a very good thing. Yes lovelies this picture is of me dressed as a Hindu Bride for our recent Hindu engagement ceremony. For those of you that are keeping score we’ve had double parties since we are having double the ceremonies, Hindu and Jewish. I was honored to be celebrated and embraced in Honey’s culture and yet I was fearful to be seen like a fish out of water. Or embarrass anyone!

It took me several weeks to look as comfortable as I do in this picture. And how did I do it? Well, I had to let go and stopped fighting the change. I also saw how happy it was making the people around me. Can I also tell you a little secret? I felt like a true princess dressed in a sari with so many yards of gorgeous fabric and jewelry.

And my father flew to San Francisco to be apart of the ceremony and in addition to Honey’s family and friends we had our friends come and support us as well. The engagement ceremony felt like a taste of what the Hindu wedding ceremony will feel like.

So lovely, why do we fight change so much?

As soon as I stopped fighting, I felt a sense of calm come over me. I suddenly knew that I was being pushed and pulled in all of the right directions. The next day I saw these engagement photos and felt comfortable and happy. It felt like we had gone through a true rite of passage. Plus Honey and I felt loved and supportive. Have you ever struggled with making change? Tell me sweetie do you think change can be a good thing?

14 comments:

Char said...

i think that fear of the unknown always makes us nervous and yes, sometimes we have to push through to the other side and find our fears were simply, well, unfounded. emerson said, always do what you fear. and i like that advice.

Party Box Design said...

ohhh you look so beautiful!!!!!

Laura said...

Char: So do I and will remind myself of it over and over. I always love your advice sweetie!

Laura said...

Party Box Design: Ah shucks lovely and thank you!

No Ordinary Housewife said...

You look lovely!! may you and yours have many happy days to come

Dustjacket Attic said...

So true, go with it and enjoy! You look great btw!

Thank you so much for your comment today, made my day :)

hugs DJ

Laura said...

No Ordinary Housewife: Thank you so much for the blessings. All are welcomed :)

Namine said...

You look fabulous!!

FEDERICA said...

Thanks for your comment!
Wish you a wonderful weekend darling!
Federica
xoxo

Juliana said...

I think that we have such fear about change and embracing it is so powerful. You look incredible!

Joanie M said...

My friend married a man from India. When his parents came to visit form India, Sunil's mother performed a Hindu wedding ceremony. It was lovely.

Mazel Tov on your upcoming nuptials!

Laura said...

Namine: Thanx lovely!

Laura said...

FEDERICA: You too!

erin said...

i absatootly love change. seriously. my hubby, well not so much. thanks for stopping by my blog...it's nice to meet you.