I have no idea when I set this goal for myself, but for as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to find a partner to marry. I've spent more time than I probably realize, thinking about the day I'll be able to call someone my husband, but I've never been one to think too much about my big day.
Even on August 8, 2019, after Matt got down on one knee to ask me to marry him (and I said yes!), we barely talked about the wedding day. In the best way imaginable, we celebrated this milestone, and all it blings-- I mean brings.
And then yea, eventually we realized we had a lot of work ahead of us. Weddings are a lot of work, after all! But, for us, it wasn't as much wedding-planning-work, as it was planning-for-a-marriage-work. And we wanted to prepare for a marriage in every way possible, now.
So, between opposite, hectic work schedules, individual/couple obligations, communication hurdles, real estate drama, all things pandemic, and the latest--Matt's knee surgery--we prioritized building a strong foundation, over planning a timely, beautiful wedding.
It's been an experience like no other, learning the skills NOW, to avoid the pitfalls and struggles, later. It's hard work to hone those techniques that'll improve a relationship, but WHENever issues surface throughout our marriage, we'll know what to do. In the meantime, I'm grateful he took Queen B's advice...
I'm also grateful knowing, that the post-engagement path we took is working for both of us-- both partners. THAT is what has influenced my new found thoughts about our big day. How our wedding will be a true reflection of the style marriage we want, plus our personal styles.
No, no date has been set, yet. So, I still have time to work on my "continental breakfasts" until we can get this guy back into the kitchen-- I mean driver's seat. Ok, both.
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