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At the end of the day …. It has been a amazing whirlwind of emotion!!

Congratulations! My heart leaps for you. Here’s to a long life of love.

It Is What It Is

~~January 6, 2015~~

Today was a very important day for me. Those who have been following “It Is What It Is” know that I’ve been reporting about marriage equality in Florida, where I live. 

A dream has become a reality …. I got married today to the love of my life. 

I would like to share with you my wedding vows. 

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~MY WEDDING VOWS TO MJ~

There is an Oriental legend called the “red string of fate”.

Every time a child is born an invisible thread is tied around the little finger.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

Our journey together has been a very long one. This time from 1969 through 2015. There were some bumps along the way when the string got stretched and tangled…

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The Angel Award

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Blackbutterfly7 has been nominated for numerous awards and I have to comply with the rules for acceptance.  I would like to acknowledge those who have nominated us for awards, and accept one of them via this post, giving my word that I shall work on complying with the rules so I can honor their thoughtfulness and gracefulness.

Those bloggers nominating Blackbutterfly7 for awards are:

Horty; Mavadelo; Joe Bradshaw; Coach Muller and Just Patty.

They consist of;

  • Wonderful Team Member Readership Award (2 nominations)
  • I am Part of the WordPress Family Award (A second nomination for Blackbutterfly7)
  • Award Showers
  • Shauny Award For Blogging Excellence (Two nominations)
  • The Howler Award (Because Horty says this blog bites)
  • Being a Light In The World
  • Award for Love and Kindness
  • Sunshine Award
  • Working to Change the World
  • Bouquet of Seven Awards

Blackbutterfly7 now humbly accepts the Angel Award.

8054-2There are various thoughts about angels in theology and myths. Personally, I believe that angels are those who are of the same spirit/motivation, who minister positive messages or positive actions to the lives of others. “Positive” can be defined as whatever is necessary and needed for any individual at any given time that gives or adds to their life, joy, peace.

Imagine my surprise when Horty passed the Angel Award to Blackbutterfly7!!  It is humbling to be honored by one’s peers.

 

 

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The Butterfly Story ….. for a dear friend!!

Thank you Horty!!!  (Many hugs and much love to you.)  Now, readers will know why I love butterflies and why the name of this blog was important to express that love.  Xena

It Is What It Is

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~~TO A FRIEND FOR LIFE~~

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Butterfly Story . . . our struggles make us stronger!
“A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

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So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

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The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact…

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