Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The calm before the storm

I went to lunch with two of my girlfriends from church today. They were asking how everything was going, how the boys were adjusting to the idea of moving, etc, etc. Then one of them asked me how I was doing with all the changes coming...

And I thought about it, and realized I'm in a situation that would normally completely stress me out... in fact, it would push me over the edge.

But it hasn't...

I'm calm.

Extremely calm.

When I answered her, I knew exactly why I was calm. The Lord has given me peace. Peace in my upcoming marriage. Peace about moving to a new state. Peace in completely changing everything in my whole life. That's right, just about everything I call normal right now will change. I'll even be changing my job title. I'm going from working full time to being a stay at home mom. I actually think of all the changes that one scares me the most. But even then, I'm at peace with it, and I'm looking forward to it.

It's now just shy of four months till the wedding and I have very little actually planned for it. I could see my girlfriends stressing out when I told them this. But not me. I'm as cool as a cucumber. I know it will all come together eventually, and if for some reason I do forget something major, like the cake, it'll be okay. It won't keep us from getting married. If that happens I'll just grab a few boxes of donuts on the way to the church and we'll still have a grand old time.

And at the end of the day I'll still be married to the love of my life, and that's the most important thing.

I'm not worried.

Everything can go wrong, but if I'm there and he's there then it will all be perfect.

It's the calm before the storm... but not a bad storm... Changes are coming. Adjustments are coming. It will be a storm of a lot of things happening all at once. But I know that the Lord will guide us every step of the way.


  1. Your attitude is great. It's all about the marriage, not the wedding. I'm so excited for you!

    1. Thank you! It was good to see you Saturday! And you're right, that's exactly what it's about. The wedding is just a day. I got way too caught up in the 'wedding' part of it the first time. It's all about the marriage. We'd even thought of eloping, but I know people want to share that day with us. We are very loved and supported, and I'm so thankful for it!

    2. That's exactly how we were. The purpose of our wedding was to share the day with friends and family. Selfishly, we wanted to elope!