Each passing year amazes me as I celebrate another milestone in Dejanae Events. I'm so grateful, no thankful, to say that I have sustained in the wedding and event planning industry for 16 years!!! Yes, God is GOOD!
As I reflect on the year that has past, I'm honestly most grateful for bring able to endure the 2015 wedding season. The year started out so great with dozens of client's wedding and events on the calendar. But in May, I found out what had been troubling my body for over 2 years and I was in need of surgery. I was told that I needed to have the surgery almost immediately, but in my mind...there was no way that is happening. I'm thinking, "There are still almost 30 weddings and events on the calendar to plan and direct!" And although I had a medical clause in my contract, I did not want to stop working. Sitting still is not even in my bones or vocabulary.
So I took a very strong, body altering medication during the summer. And although it made me sick and pained my body, the DE Team held me down through all of our events and even the teaching of my wedding and event planning class at Triton College. I cannot thank these ladies enough! They hugged me, wiped the sweat from my forehead, allowed me to cry on their shoulders, fed me and smiled with me all the way through the 2015 wedding season and through the surgery I eventually had in November. From the bottom of my heart...thank you Priscilla, Nikki, Didi, Vanessa, Kelly, Peggy, Holly, Angie and Angie!!! The love and respect I have for you ladies can never be expressed in words!!! It is because of you we hold The Best of Weddings by The Knot for 7 years and are apart of The Knot's Hall of Fame of Vendors. It is because of you that we helped over 200 less fortunate men and women over the holidays and it's because of you that we moved into our first official office location in early 2016!!!
Yes, I said it early on that God is good!!! My body is healed and my team...the DE team is a blessing!!! I toast to these 16 years of business with each of the ladies and I'm excited about sharing year 17 with the DE Team and the clients who love us.
HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN TO DEJANAE EVENTS!!!
Until next time...WEDologize!
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