So today I am going to share with you two secret things that you may not know about Theresa and I unless a) you are some of our closest friends or b) you have lived with us at some point. Intrigued? Read on.
Firstly, Theresa is a big believer in fate/destiny/luck/the universe etc. I was skeptical to begin with but over time I have come around to her way of thinking, in particular her “Everything happens for a reason” philosophy. It has become a good way of coping with the ups and downs of life and for the most part has proven to be a great way of keeping a positive mindset.
Secondly, we are big reality TV junkies particularly ‘The Amazing Race’, ‘The Block’ and of course, ‘American Idol’. We have been known to pick favourites, create our own battle plans and watch whole seasons online before they have even been advertised in NZ (Go Team NZ! #NZvsAUSAmazingRace).
So recently we have had a nod from the universe that I am finding super exciting. While we are in New York we are seeing a show each night that we can – we are ridiculously excited about this. But a while back when building our show plan we decided to keep the night of Tuesday the 16th (2 days before our wedding) free for some reason. No particular reason but we did and it has remained empty for months. While searching around on the internet a week ago I discovered that on that Tuesday night Phillip Phillips was doing a one off concert at a theatre in Times Square.
This is a big deal to us because Phillip Phillips is an American Idol contestant from 2012 who we fell in love with from his first audition – watch this clip and you’ll see why.
Throughout the competition he didn’t change his style, basically ignored the judges’ stupid advice and just continued being awesome and he won the thing. The importance of all of this is that he sings our wedding song – Home. We will get to see it live just hours before we walk down the aisle to it being performed by our wonderful musician Frank Persico.
Everything happens for a reason.