Post # 1
I’m such a basket case today! My family is very close, we were raised as siblings and are also neighbors. My godfather (who I’m extremely close too) was diagnosed with stomach cancer last week and was not given a good prognosis. Being that he was the sole provider for his wife and 2 kids (15 and 18), my parents and uncles/aunts are chipping in to cover their living and medical expenses. My aunt already canceled my cousin’s sweet sixteen party and I talked to my mom today about canceling the wedding reception and just having a small ceremony so that my parents money can be used towards a better cause.
I completely stand by my decision but can’t avoid feeling bittersweet. This was supposed to be such a happy year! The engagement, the wedding planning, everyone was so excited and involved and now we all don’t really care. What I imagined as such a joyful time has turned so incredibly sad. I can’t imagine spending money on centerpieces while my cousins need books or uniforms for school! All I really want is for him to be there on my wedding day and on his daughters L
Post # 3
Wow, my family is very close like that as well. That is a huge shock and is so sad.
However, that said, I think you’ve made the best decision to help out your family, while still celebrating your day – just in a smaller way.
It must be hard to put your wedding on hold, but this is family. I think you did the best thing.
Post # 4
Sorry to hear about your godather. I think you are doing a very noble thing, and your decision is a great one. I hope your small ceremny and wedding is a great one celebrated by those who matter most to you. It will still be a great year, afterall, you have still got eachother. Hugs 🙂
Post # 5
I can relate- My wedding is in august and to be honest I couldnt care less about it as my mum is fighting for her life in intensive care.
I live in sydney australia and came home to Ireland last week. We are paying for the wedding ourselves so instead of having a wedding we are going to use the money to move home to Ireland.
I totally feel for you- xxxx
Post # 6
I am so impressed that you are making such a generous decision for your family. All I have to say is that only good things and a happy marriage can come out of such a kind decision.
Post # 7
I’m so impressed by your selflessness. Of *course* you feel bad about it – it’s a terrible situation, and having to cancel the bigger celebration is just salt in the wound. But I hope you will be repaid a thousandfold for the good deed you are doing now.
Post # 8
Sorry to hear about your godfather, enjoy your ceremony (which you’ll probably cherish and appreciate more now) and maybe just have a “reception” type event further down the road if the siuation rights itself. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Post # 9
Aw Im so sorry. Best of luck to your family, you are very thoughtful!
Post # 10
I’m so sorry to hear but it is wonderful that he has the support of his family. Having your loved ones at a meaningful ceremony will be great.
Maybe one day down the road when things are better you could have a big anniversary party for yourselves.
Post # 11
* TEAR TEAR
Thank you all for the kind words of support! It’s been a really tough week but I’m getting through!