Authored by: Rinette Emerson
July 1, 2013

It’s due to be a hot one today, really hot…but don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Being from South Africa I grew up basking in the sun and the heat, and it’s something I pine for by the time March rolls around.

I just returned from an early morning run, (don’t say it, I know) and I’m sitting in my family room organizing my thoughts for the next blog. I’m all set to write about the transportation challenges on the wedding day, when I notice a beautiful cardinal in my yard. At the same time a boy goes by wearing “A Proud to be Canadian” t-shirt.

What am I doing – it’s Canada Day. Why am I locked inside writing a wedding blog? It’s time to put the keyboard away, be thankful for my new homeland and enjoy the blessings that come with living in such a great country.

So to all of us who have a choice, turn your computer off and enjoy the Canada Day holiday. The work can wait until tomorrow – the cardinal may not.

About the Author: Rinette Emerson

Prior to Enduring Promises, Rinette worked with clients on strategic communications, online development programs, corporate branding and helping clients “get found” online. After officiating her first wedding, many years ago, Rinette was hooked – and now she is a sought after wedding Officiant. A little-known fact about Rinette…she is an amazing artist! You can follow her on LinkedIn.


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