Saturday, July 14, 2012

Not the Zumba class | Health | Life | Sarnia Observer

Not the Zumba class | Health | Life | Sarnia Observer

GoodLife chief operating officer Jane Riddell, disguised on left, with Zumba instructor Assata McKenzie. Ridell recently appeared on "Undercover Boss Canada." So excited to see my Zumba instructor in Undercover Boss Canada tonight.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Witness To Our Lives!

"We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet ... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'." - From Shall We Dance movie.

10 years yesterday, we tied knots and started a new life together. Just over a year after gettting married we immigrated to Canada, our second home. We've been through many challenges including "starting from scratch again" together, we made new friends, we supported each other through good and bad times. There were times when we took care of each other in turns - just like this week when Anoush got sick first and I made chicken soup and tea+honey for him and then I got sick and he got me orange juice and chelo-kabob ... not to say that he's been my "personal doctor" for the past 10 years knowing exactly what I need when I'm sick ... And through all this time we stood by each other no matter what, that's what makes it a beautiful jurney!

They say that to get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with and one of the nicest things you can say to your partner is "If I had it to do over again, I'd choose you again." That's how I feel now after 10 years being married to a very special man who is smart, kind and honest. And I'm thankful for this unique gift from God for many years to come.