Thoughts on Marriage

Tonight at dinner, Michael and I were reminiscing about the day we got engaged.  He asked me to marry him on June 14, 2012 and we then went out to dinner at The Old Club on Harsens Island with both of our families.  We were trying to remember what we ate at dinner that night but couldn’t seem to recall.  What I remember was feeling like my stomach was all in knots.  I couldn’t eat anything for 24 hours and I couldn’t sleep the night after he asked me.  I was in such a daze.  Since then, the past 8 months have flown by though last June waiting a year to get married seemed like an eternity.

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One of the things that we have been doing in preparation is reading a book called Preserve Them, O Lord by Father John Mack.  In my opinion, this was probably one of the best things that we have done.  It is so easy to get caught up in the excitement, the pressures and the stress of planning a wedding, registering for gifts and booking a honeymoon that it is easy to forget about planning for a marriage.  This book has really helped me to see marrying Michael in a new light.  I am not just happy about it because it means spending time with the person I love most in the world, I am also excited to be beginning a journey toward growing closer to Christ with Michael.  The richness of this is so great.  Michael’s yiayia has said that it is important to find someone who loves God first and then you.  I know that I have found that in Michael.  I can’t believe that in just 4 short months, we will be married.