Everyone has been on one side of this conversation or the
other; a child says, “Mom, can we…” and mom says, “Maybe.”
The kid replies, “But, mom I REALLY want to!” And the mom
says, “I SAID maybe!”
Next the kid says, “But MAYBE always means no!” And the mom
says, “No it doesn’t, maybe means maybe!”
This can go on and on, but you know how it goes. You’ve been
came home last weekend to meet with the photographer she was hoping to book for
her wedding and also to view wedding venues. Both of these were after much
online searching and talking to other brides about their experiences.
It was a busy weekend! We were literally on the go from the
moment she pulled into the drive until she left two days later. We did manage
to do a lot of fun things too, but the wedding was the main focus of our
It’s still a year away, but already things were booking up.
So I had my check book ready!
All along she had been talking about the Mosteller Mansion
but I wanted to keep our options open. I felt like we needed to have a choice.
So we had narrowed it down to three.
The first one was really really nice and we have been to a
lot of weddings there. But something we couldn’t quite put our finger on wasn’t
exactly right. Next we went to the Mosteller
. We both liked
it. A lot. But it was the most expensive of the bunch so I held out hope for
the third one. When we got there though I knew right away it wouldn’t work.
They did things their way and talked right over our ideas.
So we went back to the Mosteller Mansion
and wrote the check.
Oh, you’re wondering what all that “maybe” talk in the
beginning had to do with this?
Well, when Brittany
about ten years old she and I went to a Chamber event at the Mosteller Mansion
We had a great time exploring the beautiful house and when we went down the two
long curving stairways to the back patio, Brittany
said, “Mom, wouldn’t this be the
perfect place for a wedding? Do you think I could get married here someday?”
And I said, “Maybe.”
So sometimes maybe
does actually turn out to mean yes!
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