So I’m getting married very soon, which is SUPER exciting!
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for me, personally, but I’ll write about that later. One of my favourite parts (other than Connor actually proposing) has easily been finding my dress, and yesterday night I finally got to pick it up!!!
I feel like I get to do all of the fun prep things with getting married now. Choices stress me out, so when there was so much to do and I didn’t know anything about getting married I just got really nervous about the whole thing–not to mention that I was planning a wedding over exam season.
But all of it is falling into place now! The dress is picked up, my ring is in for re-sizing, and Connor moved into what will be our first apartment on May 1st! We’ve been organizing and decorating and slowly accumulated furniture from family and friends, as all young broke couples do (emphasis on slowly. For about 3 weeks our dining room table consisted of two TV-trays pushed together). It’s been so much fun, and I can’t wait to see how it all looks when we’re done!
I also got to go to my first shower last weekend!
It was such a nice break from all of the craziness that I was dealing with because of my post about the Duggars, and the ladies from my church back at home were so sweet. I was insanely surprised by how many people showed up! Also the decorations were just gorgeous! Seriously, look at these party favours!
I just couldn’t believe how much work Sarah (the woman who organized the shower) put into this. It really left me lost for words, especially since I am definitely not gifted in anything design-related. :)
Another lady from my church made these adorable cakes for the occasion! They were so good, too–but that was no surprise since she always makes the best cake. :)
I swear, in one shower Connor and I got about 75% of what we needed. I was completely blown away by people’s generosity. When I brought all of the gifts home, Connor and I got to organize it all and unwrap them and it’s been such a fun week!
It really made me think about how different life inside the church is from life outside the church. I have never seen generosity like I have within the church community. I mean, I definitely knew every woman who came, but if we had been work friends or just known each other from the neighbourhood and didn’t have the Christian faith I highly doubt that they would have blessed me in the same way that they did. But because we are united together under Christ, there’s a deeper bond that goes beyond how much time you spend together, or how much you know about each other’s histories–we’re a family, and family helps each other. I was so impressed by the women I saw at that shower, and I really feel challenged by them to become as generous and as willing to bless and give as they are.
So that’s been my life. Thank you all for the support with the Duggar post, who stood up with me.
Are you married? What has your favourite experience with wedding planning been? :) I want to know what other things I have to look forward to!