Oh my gosh….
I’m engaged!! Ahhh!!!!
It’s actually been a week since the proposal but it’s been such a flurry of planning, organizing, scheduling, and just general busyness that I haven’t had the chance to post.
My goodness, I can’t even explain what it feels like to know that I’m getting married in just 10 1/2 months. It may seem like a long time now, but I already know it’s going to go faster than I could ever imagine.
Being the planner that I am, I’ve already booked like half of the stuff that needs to be booked, including both the ceremony and reception venue and the honeymoon resort. I’ve started collecting centerpieces (I’m doing a DIY project, but I probably won’t post all of that until after the wedding..don’t want to spoil it for any guests!), and we’ve almost booked a photographer. We’ve figured out colors and we know the basic style, and we’ve even got a guest list almost completely finished.
Yes. All of this has happened in one week. And already it has been one of the most exciting weeks of my life; I live for this kind of crazy organization.
But the thing that gets me the most excited is not all the planning and all the details. Although I thoroughly enjoy all of those things, none of it holds any comparison to the fact that in just 316 days, I am marrying my best friend. God has given me this man, a man who knows exactly how to take care of me and protect my heart. I trust him with my life, and I can’t wait to officially share that life with him. I’m so excited to work in ministry with him, to spread God’s truth together and further His kingdom. I feel that it is becoming a rare thing to find a man who loves Jesus first, and who wants to have a family completely focused on Christ. How blessed I am to have found exactly this kind of man in my fiance, Matt. In my eyes, he is the perfect example of what a man should be. It is such a beautiful thing that I get to call him my husband in less than a year.
Call me overly sentimental, but just writing all of this gets me teary eyed. I am so thankful that my God is so loving that he would save such an amazing man just for me. And now I get to plan a wedding with him. I AM SO PUMPED, PEOPLE. Sheesh. I can’t wait. :)
Taken right after he asked me to marry him. (I said yes, of course.) :)