New Officiant Tears At my Heart

So earlier a lot of you saw my post about our issue with our officiant and though it was an honest mistake, my gut told me not to trust her. So I emailed her and told her though I appreciated her, we were going to go with someone else. 

About three hours ago my friend Meagan (who is a wedding planner) suggested her friend Amber to me. Apparently she is just starting out with officiating, so obviously I was more than interested. Well I talked to my friend some more, and come to find out that this young woman's husband was the victim of a tragic train accident just a year and a half ago in Longview, Washington right across the river. He and fellow loggers were driving across train tracks to the mill when an oncoming train (who failed to alert 


His death left her and their unborn baby girl with no husband and no father. As a nod to this, all of the money that she makes from officiating is being donated to a shelter that helps families who are recovering from losses that are affecting them financially and emotionally as well. 



Obviously, I am very excited to help her out and to have her officiate our wedding, but I just thought that I would share this with you all. It has made me just a little bit more thankful for Josh and for his family who has become mine, and how blessed I am to be able to spent another day with him.

Hug your loved ones extra tight tonight ladies. We all take the presence of having our fiances and husbands next to us every night and every morning for granted all too often.  

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm
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Oh my goodness! How tragic! So beautiful what she's doing to honor him and so glad you found someone else :)
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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that is a beautiful and tragic story All the best to her.

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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I happy that everything worked out for you, and that you are able to do good with your wedding.

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm
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Oh no! What a tragic story and at the same time what a wonderful reminder to appreciate all your loved ones and an opportunity to help a shelter. I commend her for officiating weddings, I'm not sure I'd be able to do that given her circumstances.
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm
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What a tragic story but a wonderful example of the good that can be made from so bad. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:23 am
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That's amazing that she's been able to make something good out of such a tragedy. I hope she's great for you

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:55 am
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She is a testament to strength.  Turning a negative to a positive is a gift that takes extreme personal strength.  Good for her. 


So happy that you've been able to find a solution for your officant issues.

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:27 am
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What a tragic story! :( And I agree, that is a beautiful way to honor him!

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:33 am
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so tragic but what an amazing woman
Posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:57 am
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Such a heartbreaking story but how awe inspiring that she has taken her tragedy and made it into a blessing!  Thank you for sharing this and you are right, many people take their loved one for granted! That's why I never go to bed angry and me and my husband tell one another we love eachother before we go to sleep and do the same when we open up our eyes to see another glorious day!

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:56 am
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Omg how tragic! :-((((((

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

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