Six word Saturday


From a wedding to a funeral

Last week I shared with you the joy of my daughter’s Victorian style wedding.  On Monday the husband of a lifelong friend died, after she had cared for him at home, very courageously.  On Thursday we attended a moving ceremony, and said our goodbyes.  So much can change in a week.

All week long I’ve been wondering if I should share these six words, which have played again and again in my head.  Yesterday evening I spent some time looking at my daughter’s photos of her Venice honeymoon.  When “we girls” were together after the funeral we talked about “old times”, as we always do.  And, of course, the subject of Lisa and the wedding was raised.  She sometimes lay in her carry-cot at the “Girl’s Nights” we held in each other’s homes back then.  We still do, though the children are long grown.  I felt that I  needed to share these six words this week, and to share with them a couple of her beautiful photographs.

Lisa in Venice

Lisa in Venice

The Palazzo Ducale, covered in snow

The Palazzo Ducale, covered in snow

Did you ever see more beautiful rooftops?

Did you ever see more beautiful rooftops?

These masked revellers were beautiful in white too

These masked revellers were beautiful in white too

And how about pretty in pink?

And wasn’t this lady pretty in pink?

But, of course, it ends with Lisa

But, of course, it all comes back to Lisa

Life is short.  Love while you can.

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  1. Gosh what a week youve had Jo! The photos are stunning and I love your words…they areprobably very true…
    Sorry to hear about your friends husband,hope she is as ok as she can be at this time xxxx

  2. Joy and sadness…. but sounds as if your friend has a true friend in you Jo, someone she can turn to. Folks with no family rely on the reaching out of others in such times .
    On the joyous side what fabulous pics ! Your daughter surely looks v v happy !
    Very meaningful sentiments your last words, couldn’t agree more .

  3. Jo, I’m so glad you shared your six words. Lisa is so lovely and her photos transport me back. So sorry for your loss paired with your joy, but glad that you could be there for your friend. All the best, Terri

    1. Thanks, Lorna. It is a sensitive subject and I didn’t want anyone to be hurt by it, but when you start to make friends in the blogging community, you want to share some of the not so good stuff too. It’s strange isn’t it, how complete strangers can become your friends?

  4. One day maybe … I will make it to the winter festival in Venice. Lisa look stunning – I love the couple in red and pink – some event.
    Sorry about your friends lost, even if maybe death can be a great relief after long time of illness – the finale goodbye is always hard. Yes, we have to live here and now … the best way we can.

  5. I so enjoyed catching up with the last several posts. The wonderful photos from Lisa’s wedding, you loved so lovely in your beautiful dress and the honeymoon in Venice. I felt like I was part of a movie…thanks so much for sharing them. Congratulations on your latest award as well.

  6. You Lisa is soooo pretty! The last picture are her Six:

    I got him, I got him!!!

    Venice would be a nice place to honeymoon (been there not honeymooning).

    1. Thanks, Dallas. His wife is a very private person so I haven’t included any names. I hope that it will be well received if she sees it. I just needed to share it with my blogging friends.

  7. Love your photos. Lisa looks amazing. In life we experience both great happiness and sadness. I love your ending quote. Will be praying that your friend will receive comfort in her time of lost.


    1. Only young, Ron, by today’s standards. He definitely drew the short straw, but he was a lovely man and well-remembered by many. I hope I can say the same when it comes around.

  8. I’ve always found through life, after happiness there always follows sadness, and visa versa, a bit of the YinYang I guess.
    I admire anyone who is strong enough to care for a loved one at home, I hope she draws some comfort from such a loving act, and is soon able to start living her life to the full again.

  9. Congratulations with the wedding and I’m sorry to hear about the loss. It really makes you think and want to live life to the fullest.
    Stopping by from Six Word Saturday 🙂

  10. thank you for sharing your words and pictures Jo – life is fragile and beautiful and we should celebrate it. Sorry for your loss too, I am glad you have been able to share lovely memories at the same time
    and the pics of Venice are wonderful – it’s one of my favourite places on earth and I am hoping to return there again one day – thanks for reminding me of how fab it is
    sending you some virtual hugs today xx

  11. Life is short. Love while you can. So true… joy and sadness often come together. Life is so precious and we are vulnerable. And it’s so sad when we have to say goodbye. My condolences. Beautiful photos by the way! I love Venezia 🙂

  12. Beautiful event! Lisa looks amazing. The pictures takes us to a place of joy, wonder and enchantment. This I carry today with me, “ife is short. Love while you can.” Thanks. Have a great weekend. Best wishes!

    1. I didn’t know if it was right to marry the two together, but thank you so much. For your kind words and the support. I know you will do everything you can to make your weekend beautiful.

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