Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Our dear young friend was married - Ashley, to Pete.  She was my intern some years back and has gone on to become a LMFT.  She is stunningly gorgeous and a fun,  delightful, humble, bright loving soul that I adore and so does Skipp.  We re-named her - "Sophie Lennon", saying that if we ever had a daughter we would hope for one like her and would have named her "Sophie Lennon".  :-)

I did well navigating the beautiful, spacious hotel.  I had a small melt-down when I was waiting to get on the shuttle bus from the hotel to the reception.  It was a huge bus and folks had already boarded. I was embarrassed. - unsure if I could manage the steps and so forth.  My fears were calmed by the time the second bus arrived and I boarded without incident.  phew........

The ceremony was simple, loving and so beautiful.  The reception - elegant, classy and fun.  AND - I walked on to the dance floor with Skipp and WE DANCED  an entire slow number.  It was wonderful to be moving and swaying and connecting totally in dance.  I was so grateful.  :-)

For some reason blogger wont let me add a video - it would have been "Have A Little Faith In Me" - by Joe Cocker - perfect song for our dance.


Whitemist said...

When one has not danced for a bit (like me and you) and we get the chance and do, it is such a wonderful feeling!
i am glad for you.

Gail said...

Hi Joey-

Wonderful indeed. :-)

Love you man

Choices said...

Hi Gail,
Thanks for stopping by on my blog. So glad to hear that you danced. Isn't there a song called, "We Danced?" I have the melody in my mind, but I don't know who sings it or the rest of the words.
Take care.

Gail said...


Yes, it is by Brad Paisley - a very Country and Westrn tune about a girl who came back to a bar, after hours to get her purse and although it was closed she and the bartender/owner 'danced'. if you go to you tube and put in "we danced" in search it will come up. so good to see you.
Love Gail

Shen said...

I'm so glad you could attend and had no issues with the shuttle. It sounds lovely.

My daughter is getting married next June...

Cinner said...

Sounds Beautiful Gail. I can just see you, sometimes we dance in our livingroom, I know the feeling you are talking about. glad it was such a nice wedding. hugs and love.

Lola said...

I'm so glad you had a good time, Gail.

Choices said...

Yes, that is it! That song is soo romantic. Thanks for helping me remember.
Have a wonderful day!

Gail said...


Glad to be of help!! :-)

thanks for sharing in our good time

you are SO right - that feeling of connectedness while dancing is so wonderful

thanks so much for sharing in our good time

Love to you all
peace and hope.....

Bernie said...

You sound so calm and peaceful in this post Gail, I love it.....:-) Hugs

Gail said...


Yes, calm and peaceful indeed. Amazing what a nice slow dance, some time away, and a some "lovin'" can do :-)

so nice to see you my friend.

Love you

Wonderingsoul said...

Oh Gail,

for some reason, I am so struck by the sense of incredible humility and love in your post.

Wanted you to know.

Love you

Gail said...


so nice to see you :-) And I am thrilled you were touched by our experience.

Loving you

Teacher's Pet said...

Gail....I feel the smiles and the love in this post.
Dance, my!!

Andy said...

Brava! I bet you felt so good after the dance :-)

Gail said...


Oh yes, wonderful indeed. :-)

it was a loving weekend and wonderful time on so many levels.

love to you both
peace and hope.....

Tramp said...

Wonderful! And it is lovely that you had such an uplifting experience at the wedding of someone who means so much to you.

Gail said...

wonderful indeed :-) so good to see you - how is your back?

Love you

Lisa said...

Beautiful Gail! So happy you had a wonderful time. I could see it all in my mind you described things perfectly!

I do hope your doing well. I'm sorry for my absence. . . The kids and I have been doing some "Heavy Schooling" these days studying Homer, OEDIPUS REX and tonight I forget what I have for us to study tomorrow and the rest of this week :) but I assure you it's a Greek tragedy. :)

Don't worry a few more of these and we will be moving on ward and up ward. We are studying world history through Literature this year. If we are not smart our brains will be fried!!!!

Much love to you! and so happy you had a wonderful time.

xoxox, Lisa

Gail said...


wow, your home studies are so worldly!! :-) tragic even!! :-) I applaud your doing this with and for your children. Quite an endeavor.

Thank you for sharing in our wonderful time and loving dance.

Love to you
peace and hope.....

Eileen said...

Gail, this is so beautiful.

I've always loved dancing at weddings, it's so reflective and brings about deep emotions and lots of wonderful memories of weddings and couples, and good wishes for the newlyweds just starting out.
And, there's something about a slow dance, it doesn't matter if the room is packed, you feel like it's just you two, moving in step together, and the whole world sort of melts away for those few moments.

So glad you got to enjoy this special occasion!
Love to you,
PS ~ I tried to get here a few days ago, but my sidebar wasn't cooperating. Today seems good, so I'll have to visit as many blogs as I can.
I'll be away for a few weeks, so I'll visit again at the end of October.

Gail said...

I see you know quite well the wonder of a slow dance at a wedding. Glorious, magical and so intimate.
Enjoy your few weeks away and I will see you soon.

Love you always
peace and hope...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

So, so happy for you, Gail!!!! Dance on, girl!!! You are beautiful, inside and out!!! Loved this!!! Love you~Janine XO

Gail said...


thank you for your shared happiness - I love that you are celebrating this simple miracle of one dance, one amazing and wonderful dance. Oh yes!!!

Love to you