TGIF-Wedding Weekend Newport RI



Happiness always…


As I sip my morning coffee and nibble on my Portuguese raisin muffin from Amarals Bakery this morning, many thoughts run through my head.

It is a beautiful sun filled view of the Sakonnet River outside my window here in Rhode Island.

My mind is reflective about my younger daughter who is about to be married tomorrow.

She came into to the world a tiny little newborn, struggling for her first ten minutes of life to catch her breath and open up her lungs to the world around her in a Miami Hospital.

Her dad held his breath until she finally let him know she was along for the ride.

What a wonderful ride it has been these years.

I am so proud to be her mom and be here this weekend ready to celebrate the beginning of her newest journey.

Best of the best to Adrienne and Rich!


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