Time Doesn't Stand Still

June 27, 2013

A whirlwind. That word perfectly describes the summer thus far. With six weekends of back-to-back travel to and from Maryland, a wedding that is quickly approaching, and escaping time, my life has been nothing short of a whirlwind. And thus, blogging has taken a backseat this week due to long days that turn into long nights of wedding preparation. Don't get me wrong, it's fun, but in truth there is stress. Granted this stress will only come around once, I am finding myself overwhelmed by the back and forth collaboration with vendors and the feeling that I can never check any particular task off of my to-do list, because in essence it hasn't been completed. And that's why I'm lucky to have my mom helping me this week with all aspects of the big day, down to little details of the moss that we're using as decoration and the way the bows will look for the church pews. It seems impossible that we've gotten so much done in the past four days, but we've been working our tail ends off and accomplishing more than we imagined.

With that being said, I finally took time to realize exactly how much more time is left until the BIG day. And there isn't much! Today is the last three-digit day on our countdown. Hello sweet 100!! It's nice to see you, yet I'm a little sad to watch you tick down to only two numbers tomorrow. Not because I'm not ready to marry my love, no, in fact because I realize how fast time is flying and that its speed will only increase in the next three months. This season of my life is sweet, and even though I thought it would take forever to get to October, I'm being proven wrong as Father Time only quickens. I'm grateful for my period of engagement, if only for the way it has shaped Pete and I into a couple that is ready to serve out our marriage for the Lord. The last (almost) eight months have been such a blessing in disguise, growing us in our faith and allowing us to form an impenetrable bond. I wouldn't trade it for world. And thus, in a sentimental way, I am going to be sad to see our engagement end. But alas, it will only mean that our journey in marriage has begun. And, oh what a wonderful thing that will be! 

So with more long nights and wedding details to attend to, I will keep in my heart the joy that all this is leading up to. I can't believe how far we've come and I can't wait to see how far we'll go. 

Our engagement day, what sweet memories