Tomorrow I get to marry this wonderful man, and I feel overwhelmingly fortunate.
I always knew that it would take a lot for me to marry a person--I was never the type who dreamed about my wedding as a little girl, and I promised myself a long time ago that I would never settle for "good enough". But this man, he is different, and I knew that from the moment I met him. He is kind, intelligent, loving, hilarious, calming, adventurous, and pretty darn handsome, too.
We have grown so much since our first meeting nearly five years ago, and in that timespan we have experienced growing pains, death, job loss, and heartache. We have each made mistakes, but we have learned from them, too. What more could I ask of my future husband? Life is full of high high's and low low's, and I know that I have a partner who will stand by my side and weather the storm with me.
When a person chooses to marry, one not only choose a life partner, but one chooses a certain kind of life. When I think about our life together thus far and the future we will continue to create, I feel excitement. He is someone who loves my family, and I love his. He is someone I can act silly with and laugh. He is someone I immensely trust. He is someone I can explore the world with.
Mark Twain once said, "There isn’t time - so brief is life - for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving - and but an instant, so to speak, for that." This life passes quickly, and I want to spend time, my most precious commodity, with someone who always makes life better. And that is exactly what Micah does--he makes life better. I only hope I can do the same for him.
I know these next 48 hours are going to be a whirlwind, and we are overwhelmed by the love we have received from family and friends already, but I hope I can take in each second and truly be present. When I walk down that aisle tomorrow, I will walk knowing that I am continuing toward a beautiful life, and I couldn't ask for more.
Photography by Sarah E Dunn Photo and Design.