Thursday, September 14, 2017

Om Mani Padme Hum

Amanda I have been spending a lot of time listening to music so we can put together a music playlist for our wedding.  While also doing a playlist for general music for the reception, we also wanted to choose the perfect song to walk down the aisle and we decided to go with Imee Ooi's Om Mani Padme Hum.   I absolutely LOVE her voice and find her music to be so relaxing, and since we're having a Buddhist wedding ceremony, it's just a perfect fit, and I also have an affinity for Guan Yin / Avalokitesvara, which is also one of my two yidam.

Imee Ooi's Om Mani Padme Hum is the most beautiful musical of the six syllable mantra I have ever had the pleasure of hearing, and I LOVE it.  OMG I'm probably gonna have tears in my eyes as I walk down the aisle, lol..

Saturday, September 02, 2017

I'm So Happy That My Most Beloved & Cherished Friend Will Be My Maid of Honor.

     My friend Martha is an unbelievably amazing, wonderful, beautiful, kind, and loving woman and I adore her with all my heart.  I love her more than words can ever tell, and she's my most beloved and cherished friend.  She is very dear and special to me in so many ways, so I'm very happy that she's happy and excited to be my maid of honor at my wedding.

  I couldn't ask for a better friend than her and I feel like her being my maid of honor makes us closer friends.  I first met her when I moved back to Beverly in April 2013,   She's among the first very few friends I made after moving here, as well as one of my first post transition friends.  She has shown me so much loving kindness and compassion, something I never truly experienced with anyone  until I met her, and being around her always fills me with so much happiness.    I love every moment we spend together, no matter if it;s just chilling on the beach with the kids, because her daughter and my daughter are also best friends, or when we would hang out and shop at the Beverly Farmer's Market every Monday during the summer and oh so many other fond memories I have with her...  Oh how much I truly miss those days, because we don't get together as much as we used to before, because she moved out of Beverly, but we still do see each other once in awhile when we can.   I am so blessed to have a special person like her in my life, and I am so honored that she's agreed to be my maid of honor.

  I love her with all of my heart and soul..  I always have.  If there's one person I truly want in my life for the rest of my life, it's Martha.