Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little Bit of Class Tuesday: Thank You!

First of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet comments yesterday (and always). I obviously had fun writing the long post. I wanted to remember everything so I knew I needed to document it immediately.

As if I could forget anything, but just in case ;) 

I am still overwhelmed (in a good way!) from the outpouring of love we have received. I'm still swimming in what I can only describe as wonderment. I am shocked I was blessed to have met Andrew at the time in my life that I did. I am puzzled that such a wonderful man found me interesting enough to ask on a date. I am thrilled that we fell in love quickly and couldn't stop talking and getting to know each other. I am thankful that I love his family and friends and that, thankfully, they love me too. I am not surprised my family and friends adore Andrew. (He is the best, after all.) I am amazed that my single girl life was over the day I met Andrew, considering how before I met him I never quite thought that life would ever end. I am still coping with the fact that I am an adult with responsibilities. I am scared that all of this is still a dream.

Thankfully I have this gorgeous, sweet man and this dazzling bling on my finger to remind me that I'm actually awake, living in some alternate universe...or is it happiness?  

As I remain on my cloud shaking my head that this is actually happening, I have to tell you something:

While I may blog about our wedding plans, I vow that this blog will not solely be about our wedding. 

Also, I may not always be classy about the whole process.

Fair warning.

I am already appalled by the cost of weddings. It's just not fair. 

However, no matter what, these are the most important things for me to remember:

1. Andrew is my best friend. Spending my life with him will be the best adventure. I recently read on a friend's blog how marriage starts with friendship. You don't hear that too often, but it rings true for us. He is the best friend anyone could ask for.

2. To us, Marriage is a sacrament. I don't want to get too religious in this space, but I must write it. Sure I want pretty things and a freaking amazing party, but I have to remind myself of God's presence in our lives and thank Him endlessly that He meant for us to be together. Oh, and we're going to have a long Catholic wedding. Some guests may be bored, but we're going to savor it all. We're going to celebrate our months of planning during this time, pray for long and happy and healthy lives together, and thank the good Lord that it's happening.

3. There is no number 3. Everything else is just details. 

I am so excited to marry my best friend. That is all there is to it. 

Source: amazon.com via Jessica on Pinterest


Erin said...

AH! I had to go back and read your last post, I had missed it somehow! SUCH a sweet story, and I love that he hired a photographer... can't wait to see those pictures too! :)

Love what you said about marriage being a sacrament. We threw an amazing party with all our friends and family too, but we spent much time thanking God for this awesome blessing and praying that we can continually grow in our marriage together!

OK- end novel ;)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I could not BELIEVE the cost of things for weddings.

Be prepared to be inundated with advice from all corners that you may not want! Everyone has an opinion on weddings. hahaha

And my advice: Enjoy the hell of out of the heady engagement time, you'll never have this again. It's wonderful!

callie ;) said...

i love you. :)

Stephanie said...

Well just so you know, I don't think I could ever get sick of your wedding related blog posts :)

Sammantha said...

Found your blog from LIY and I'm so happy I did - you are so awesome! The wedding will come before you know it, and that cake topper? OH. MY. GOSH. Love it!

Stop by and say hi sometime!