It's incredible how vastly different things feel, look, seem, and are once you set your wedding date as an engaged couple. I've felt like a wild banchi woman (I don't even know what that is, just imagine something crazy?) and all over the place emotionally, physically, and in terms of planning I just couldn't get anything rolling. My friend Brittany told me once we set the date, it would feel more settled and secure, that making plans would then be more focused with direction, not to mention feeling true excitement! And while it feels good and cool and yippee and skippee right now, I've got to be careful not to lose site of the most important part of all.
Talking to my friend Lindsey yesterday, she reminded me(in a way that really spoke to me) how above all else, losing myself in all the details of the wedding ceremony/reception/etc. happens so easily and I've really got to watch it. I told her too how I'd realized in the last few days, while I'd been so consumed and lost in setting the date, accomodating everyone and feeling the pressure to make this occassion out of this world I'd not taken ANY time to read the Word in quiet time. Hence the wild banchi woman state?
Either way, in the next 100 days until the wedding and in the days beyond, I want to continue striving to be a great woman in my relationships, in my marriage, with my family, with my career and one day with my children. As much as I seem to try, I can't accomplish this on my own. I started bootcamp again on Monday(thanks to Brandi) because it helps keep my head clear and my heart healthy. It's early enough in the morning that I have no excuse not to sit down for a quiet time afterwards and really dive into the Word. Been reading from Luke lately, what an amazing book.
Ok so, we set the date right? It's been tough!! I thought it would be easy as pie once we got engaged, but there are so many things to consider that had me stressed and in tears a lot... but when it came down to it, this was the date that came to mind in the beginning and in our hearts just never left.
So, DK & I will be married on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at noon!!
We are thrilled and so happy to finally put all these beautiful details into action!! I will keep you posted for sure :) Love, love, love.