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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of sustainable living, saving money, lifestyle and travel. It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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Love Is ... The moments that matter

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Love Is ..... so many different things to so many different people and today's post is a very personal one.

I "may" have mentioned that there was an engagement in the autumn of last year. An engagement that according to everyone else was not unexpected as we have been together for years and have always talked about getting married. But THAT proposal was a moment, one of those defining moments that changes everything.

He planned it over and over but in the end, knowing I am such a control freak, he unplanned it and let me plan a "regular" date night out, so I had no inclination of what was to come. Apparently the restaurant did as champagne arrived swiftly after he proposed!

That moment mattered.

The fact that he wanted to surprise me.

That he undertook the difficult task of selecting a ring, without me being there.

The fact that he asked my Dad beforehand.

This all matters.

But more than that, this single moment had a butterfly effect.

His niece has never been a bridesmaid before, our wedding has filled her with so much excitement. 

He asked his brother to be Best Man and I have never seen them so close.

Our wedding plans have shown the true strength of some amazing friendships.

My godson is thrilled at the thought of being an usher ...... and going out for the day to try on suits.

Oh .... and I get to see my other half in a kilt! (that will be a moment to behold)


I have to admit that as I get older, life and love isn't about the big gestures but the collection of the little things. This single moment (and let's be honest it was a pretty big moment) but it set in motion a series of little things, other moments that mattered to me and to those closest.

That is what Love did.


This is my entry in to the Lloyds bank Moments that Mattered over at Emmaand3

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  1. Lovely post - little things make a big difference x

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  2. You're right, a moment like this is a very personal one. My engagement was very different but I look back on it very fondly (it makes me giggle).

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  3. Aww that's lovely, and you're so right - noticing the pleasure your love causes to others is one of the nicest parts of it!

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  4. Oh how romantic, this has warmed my heart!

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  5. Awww what a lovely and special moment....

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  6. What a beautiful post! You have some exciting times ahead, enjoy all the wedding planning!

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  7. How beautiful and cant wait to see the wedding photos xx

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  8. oh that's lovely... we'd been together for umm, YEARS before we got hitched 18months ago - bless you! x

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  9. That;s so lovely! I hope we're all going to get an invite to the big day!

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  10. *sighs with a smile* So pleased for you. Good luck with the comp. A picture of that ring should win it! x

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  11. Ahh what a lovely post. This is close to home for me too, we got engaged fairly recently after 10 years together - I'm yet to even start planning the wedding yet though!

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  12. Aww bless you both! :)

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  13. So exciting! And all these little things will turn into treasured memories. What a lovely post x

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