Memories Run Deep

Hello, again! If you've been reading my blog you know that I'm in the midst of a 31 Day Blog Challenge. You should also remember that I am one of a very large extended family. I shared with you in my blog post titled "20 Facts" that I am one of 49 grandchildren. My mother is the second oldest of 17 children. What I forgot to tell you (yeah, I forget from time-to-time) is that my grandma (mom's mom) is also the second oldest of 17 children. There are typically anywhere from 5-7 days in a month that no member of these two extensions of my family have a birthday or anniversary. There are many days where multiple people are celebrating something or another. I'm telling you all this because I believe it to be the main cause for my ability to remember faces, names, & dates (specific to birthdays and anniversaries) and memories at ages not many remember.

When I was a baby my parents had a pet dog. I'm not sure how long he was our pet but I do remember him. The first memory from my childhood that I have is of our terrier-mix called Tramp. In this very brief flash of a memory I was crawling after him. He was probably trying to get away from me by escaping down the stairs. I remember his wiry scruff. That's pretty much it. This seems significant to me, tho, because I wasn't just little--I was likely a baby. I started walking at ten months of age. That means I may have been under ten-months-old. That, or I was already walking but crawling after him to be on his level.

All this is also to say that if you share a story with me about how you met your fiancé(e) or  tell me details about your relationship, I will be sure to work them into your ceremony. I listen and watch to hear what you're saying and what is important to you. There are times I see what you're communicating through body language alone. This is also why I like to know the astrological signs of each intended newlywed. It is a tool I use to figure you out and understand your connection to each other.

If you're looking for a wedding officiant that seems to "know" you and will happily give you the ceremony you want, please contact me via email (revfrauwinter@petitcadeauministries.com) or by phone 314.965.0974. As far as your wedding ceremony is concerned, I'm prepared to give you the stars. 😘

Grandma's Family of 17 before the last two were born

Grandma's Family of 17 before the last two were born

 
A portion of Mom's family including in-laws and grandchildren

A portion of Mom's family including in-laws and grandchildren