{ se-läh-vē } is the pronunciation of the French phrase C'est La Vie, meaning "that's life" or "that's how things go." The original phrase carries a bit of a negative connotation and is generally used as a term of surrender; surrender to life's lemons. But we at { se-läh-vē } believe that we don't just surrender, we take those lemons and make lemonade!

The purpose of this blog isn't just to showcase the events we've coordinated or give you helpful tips and pointers, but it's to journal and document the families we've encountered and the moments we've been a part of, where they took time out of their busy schedules to really look back on their lives and count their blessings...and simply put, to celebrate and have a good time! My hope is that this blog will inspire you to do the same in your own life!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Assistant by Day...Husband by Night

Warning: Major Husband Boasting Entry 
Photo by: Connie M. Chung

I don't know many husbands who are willing to give up a Saturday of golfing, tv watching, or just plain sleeping in to come out and do some major manual and mental labor, but guess what...MINE IS!

When I first started se.lah.ve, I felt nervous about hiring assistants I never worked with or asking friends to help out just for the fun of it. And why would I when I had a husband who probably had more experience organizing church events and activities than me. So, although I originally hired Gerry by default he's become a vital part of my team and someone I need by my side...even professionally.

Quite honestly, sometimes I think Gerry loves weddings just as much as I do, maybe even more. When I see the lengths he will go to make the bride and groom happy, it really puts me to shame. I mean, who calls 5 local churches for a brass candle lighter because the candles the mothers are supposed to walk down the aisle with keep blowing out in the wind? And who searches and drives to the nearest Michael's and buys an extra guestbook because a family member is concerned that one might not be enough? And I have to add, I didn't even ask him to do any of these things! (Now, if only this would also apply to the dishes at home).

I just feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love, with the person I love most. I love being able to drive home together after a long day and talk about all the fun (and sometimes not so fun) moments of the day. I truly am lucky to have a husband-assistant-life partner who not only supports me with his words but with his actions as well.

Seriously, I'm a Winner. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!