114 days and counting….
The cupcake tasting is over and THEY ARE GOOD!!! Special thanks to Bleeding Heart Bakery for making our experience wonderful! The new store on Belmont isn’t even open yet but they had a little “mini-cafe” set up for us with our cupcakes and cake balls waiting for us to taste. Each one was just as good as the other – the flavors are so full and present that you know exactly what you are eating the minute you bite into it! We know our guests will love them and will be eyeing them all night to make sure there are leftovers to take home!
For the life of us, we cannot remember the name of the girl that helped us when we were there – but once they open we are going back down to re-introduce ourselves. She was so sweet and we had a really good time! (We are both horrible with names and we think we were just too excited to get started and cross something else off our list of things to do – no excuse though! Editor’s note: Deanna) Claudia was a great help in picking out that mystery fourth flavor that added the perfect something that was missing from the group – NICE WORK, CLAUDIA!!
Well, we have been debating back and forth on whether or not to say anything about certain developments with Dr. Tim’s Mom and her debate on if she and her husband would be attending our ceremony and celebration in August. Since we are being 100% honest and open with anyone that chooses to read our articles and we agreed to write about the whole process, we thought it is only right to keep everyone informed as to what is going on.
For so long, it seemed like she was coming along. Dr. Tim had many conversations with his Mom and she said that she would seriously think and pray about what God wanted her to do. She even took us to dinner at Wildfire and asked us if we wanted to have a glass of wine (this is HUGE as she does not drink and is very opposed to it because her religion forbids it). It felt like Mom was beginning to evolve with the fact that everyone is different.
Then it happened. The invitation came out for the wedding shower that CJ’s Mother is hosting and Dr. Tim’s Mom e-mailed him saying that she will not be attending the shower or our wedding. She feels that what we are doing (even though she loves us) is against God’s plan. She still welcomes us in her and her husband’s home, but they cannot support something that goes against what her God wants. She even took the time to list the order of importance of the people in her life: God first, then her husband and then her children.
It is still processing but Dr. Tim is strong and is dealing with this day by day and has not let it get him too down as we both realize how many other wonderful people we have in our lives that love and care about him.
We are not going to judge her because that is what we feel like she is doing to us. We are not going to let “her God” get in our way because “our God” loves everyone. We are not going to pick apart her reasons for not attending even though there are contradictions and holes in the reasoning behind it. We are simply going to allow her the feelings that she feels and move on.
We have a wedding to plan and that day is quickly approaching. Focus on the good, it makes the bad just seem silly.
CJ and Dr. Tim