Well, here we are -- almost home from what I can only explain as a journey riddled with emotional hurdles and at times almost insurmountable obstacles. But as a group we weathered through, though at times with loyalties divided. I for one have felt disappointment at the way many things transpired.
Life is a learning process and this experience has taught me greatly. Of course there were moments that I questioned my decision to open my life to the cameras, when previously I had been cocooned in a world and protected by people that love me. I had many lengthy discussions with Pandora regarding her wedding, remembering that I had entered into this domain of my own choosing and, although supported by my family, it was not what she had signed up for. So how much she was willing to share? The decision ultimately needed to be made by her and had to be her choice -- one where there would be no regrets. Jason was less bothered, but Pandy had many reservations. As you probably noticed there was a surreal, almost dream-like quality to the wedding. It's a little complicated to explain, but the actual shooting was entirely different. It was handled very sensitively. The wedding and all that you see is totally with Pandora's blessing.
As this vision of loveliness tentatively walked towards me, her hand encircled by the man who had loved her since she first entered into this world and who I knew would never be ready to part with her, I drew a breath that was of relief at seeing all of our plans come to fruition, but also of pride knowing that she had never looked more beautiful.
It is always a stressful situation, inviting hundreds of people to your home, but this day, planned to perfection, really was relatively calm. My daughter was nervously excited that she was about to unite with man she loves, and I truly knew deep in my heart that it was also the union of two families that loved each other.