Giving Thanks

We live a blessed life.  I am so grateful to wake up every day and work for myself in a business I love and about which I am so passionate.  I am grateful for my wonderful, brilliant and kind clients and my amazing team of wedding vendors who  make their dreams come true.  And I am so grateful for my family, the Coveney-Smith clan.  This year, we added a new addition to the family, our little son, Patrick, so we are more blessed than ever. 

Jen and I are spending this Thanksgiving with my siblings, cousins, aunt, nieces and nephews in upstate New York, the first time they meet Patrick.  There will be 20 of us in all.  Every year for Thanksgiving, we all get together from New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts at my aunt's restaurant in the Catskills.  The restaurant is closed and we have the run of the place with its huge TVs, fantastic food and full bar.  Football is on and the kids play video games.  It's a great place for us all to be together.  Jen and I spend the night in a local hotel with our dog Betty and then go outlet shopping on the drive back to Boston the next day.  We love this tradition and we're so excited to bring Patrick into it.

My parents passed 10+ years ago around this time of year.  I've spent the years since feeling a little lost and lonely around the holidays but this time, for the first time, I have my very own new family.  For that, I am so thankful.  

What are you thankful for?




Family portraits by Kristin Korpos
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Giving Thanks

I have many things to be thankful for, and I try really hard to be mindful of that every day, although some days it's easier than others.  I am so grateful for a beautiful, supportive wife, adorable and fun son, and a thriving business in which I get to do much more than plan weddings, but also be an advocate for the LGBT community.  

Our son turned one on Halloween (I can hardly believe it - it seems like he was born yesterday) and is such a joy.  He and Jen make every day beautiful.

We just returned from a family vacation in the Cayman Islands.  We traveled with our dear friends, Brian and Eric, a married gay couple who live in San Diego.  They are in the process of adopting their own child and we know that our future joint family vacations will be full of even more love, joy and pure fun that share together.

For all of these blessings, I am grateful this Thanksgiving and every day.

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