Many people ask me if I like being a makeup/hair artist. Normally I answer back with a quick "yes", but truthfully that doesn't really cover the half of it. I don't "like" my job, I LOVE IT! Why?...well if you were in my shoes you would know exactly what I meant.
Even though I'm a makeup/hair artist, I wear a variety of other hats in my life as a mother, daughter, sister, wife, artist, teacher, beauty expert and a business woman. All of these elements add a lot of flavor to the mix, so I just thought to myself "you've logged a lot of hours on this interesting journey of yours, so you might as well share the ride". So I am! That will be the only way for you to understand what I love about my profession and why I love living in the moment....
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." - Joseph Addison
I could not think of a more fitting quote than that to go with this post. As some may know this bride is truly a special girl and one that is very dear to my heart. At birth she was born with a defected heart so throughout her life she was in and out of the hospital undergoing several surgeries. The most admirable thing about Mandee is she hardly ever complained, even still to this day. She is the strongest, bravest and most caring woman I know. She truly is a gift, an angel.
At the age of 18, just days after graduating high school Mandee got the call to receive a heart. The heart transplant was her only hope. We can all recognize the sadness that goes along with organ donation, but its like a bittersweet- sad and painful for one family to happy and joy for another family. It definitely was an experience I will always remember..pain and joy all expressed at one time. Fortunately, the donor family, (who truly are angels themselves) Mandee and her family have united and now share a beautiful loving happy life together as family. This union could not be more beautiful or blessed!
So as the years went Mandee's biggest hopes and dreams where to find the man who would equal her and live the life she has visioned. This is one gift she is so grateful for...to find true love and get married to the man of her dreams! I was truly honored to be Mandee's hair and makeup artist and share one of the most important days in her life.