Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life in the In-Betweens

There's an odd phenomenon with wedding planning.  It's the hurry up and wait routine.  Right at the beginning of the planning phase there is so much to do that it seems as though we'll never get it all done.  But once the initial flurry of making the big decisions--ceremony and reception sites, caterers, dresses, attendants and so on--is over, there's an odd time of. . .limbo.

We are so eager to have everything done that whenever we're not making plans--big or smooth--we kind of feel as though we're slacking.  I don't think a day goes by when either Dev or I--more likely both of us--are on the computer checking out centerpiece ideas, bridesmaid dresses or invitations.

But while we're not making the big choices right now, what we're doing is actually more important.  We're  enjoying and cherishing our everyday life and recognizing that what we have now is not going to last forever.  A year from now, the wedding will be over and all of our lives will have changed forever.  Instead of being a family six, we'll be a family of seven. . .but two of us won't live here anymore (not that Greg has ever actually lived here. . .but you all know what I mean).  Devyn and Greg will have begun their own life together, and we'll be adjusting to a different reality.

This is how life is meant to be, and we rejoice in it.  But at the same time, we're so blessed to have this time when we can enjoy the present, realizing that it is precious and fleeting.

So we might not be accomplishing a big wedding goal every day--or even every week--but I can promise you that we're laughing together every day, we're treasuring our family dinners, and we're making memories that will linger long after the wedding is over.

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