One week from today

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 
― Dr. Seuss

I’m home alone and it’s quiet. I am sitting among an explosion of paper, boxes, name cards, signs, pictures, cranes, hot glue guns, scissors, FullSizeRender-2markers and gift bags…etc. It’s a mess up in here. I’m planning on organizing it all soon and boxing it up with signs of where all the stuff will need to go… but for now, I’m sitting in the center of it all, and writing to try and remember all of this with gratitude.

Because one week from today, all of this mess will be shared with a wider community of people who love and care for me…and the guy I marry.

I don’t think words are meant to be enough to be shared for feelings and moments like this, but it really is awesome.

We have been blessed.

We have been blessed to have over 1000 cranes that have been strung up and will be hanging in the sanctuary… 1000 cranes that have been made by hands and hearts from all over the country and even from England and Brazil! IMG_9825

We have been blessed to receive a surprise blessing at the end of worship today, where Ken had both of us hand in hand in front of everyone and everyone extended their hand out to us as he gave us a blessing.

We have been blessed to get a beautiful bouquet of flowers from two friends, Joey and Irene, who just stopped by with it to help remind us to be present and enjoy the moments this week.

We have been blessed by a wide array and network of friends and family who are stepping up and stepping in to make our lives easier and to make the day so special for us.

We have been blessed.

And one week from today, a beautiful year of engagement and wedding planning will end and a different journey of being together will begin!

There truly is a season for everything, and my reality is definitely better than any dream I had or could have conjured for myself. Just going to soak it all in… and enjoy the ride.

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2 thoughts on “One week from today

  1. Yay for living in the moment. Yay for checking things off the very long list that will soon come to an end. Yay for the support and love that is already showered on you. Looking forward to seeing you soon, cuz! ~Cousin Kristin

  2. So many joys and blessings are surrounding you during these days. We will now share your wedding date and My birthday. (Michelle Obama’s birthday too:
    You are surrounded by the prayers of many. We will light a candle in church for you. We will pray for your new life and even more we will thank you for all the joys you’ve been sharing with us all. Hugs, kisses, and many blessings.
    Bobbie

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