til I'm Mrs. Marshall! I can't believe how fast this time is going. Everyone warned me of this, but not everyone is doing/has done a long distance engagement before! I figured that time would drag due to the distance between us. But nope, the last five months have gone by so fast. Now we're down to less than a month til we say "I do!".
As the day gets closer, I think more and more about how our married life will be. We've completed our pre-marital counseling sessions, which gave us helpful tools to get through the tougher times. But on a day to day basis, I just can't wait to be with my best friend. I think that's going to be the best part about being married- having my best friend around all the time! I'm getting more and more anxious to move to Merrillville. As you can recall, I wasn't always so excited about it. But it's feeling more and more like home, and I've realized that wherever Mike is will be my home. I'm ready to find a job there and make our own lives.
Continue to pray as we finish up on wedding plans. I know the next four weeks will start to get a little more stressful and Mike and I won't be able to see each other quite as much as we have been in the past. Also, be in prayer for the NMC team that is now in Kenya. The Lengacher's have had so much on their plate in the last few weeks but still they chose to lead a team to the Baby Center. They have no idea how much I look up to them.
...have been sent out! We've gotten a number of RSVPs back already and I find myself anticipating many more as they come in every day! It's exciting! We had our last pre-marital counseling session today with Pastor Justin. That was a good feeling too. We left feeling more prepared and ready to dive into this new journey! We also spent time with Pastor Justin going over the layout of the ceremony, which made things seem so much closer! Both Mike and I are so ready to get things over with and put the distance behind us. That's what makes this even harder- the long distance. But we're making it work. We have our bedroom furniture and I'm going to take a couple pieces this week to the apartment to start getting moved in. The task of packing up my room is looming over me and I need to get a couple days off work and just dive in head first!
Thanks to my prayer warriors who continue to pray for Mike and I as we begin this new life together. We can feel your prayers. We love you all!
Praying for the Lengacher family. They are an amazing family who I have so much respect for and I look up to so much. Every last one of them. Right now they are suffering a great loss. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Last Saturday my aunts and great aunt threw me a great Bed and Breakfast themed shower! It was such a great time with my friends and family. We got so many great gifts that will be put to great use as we make the apartment our home in Merrillville. Mike was especially excited about getting the Magic Bullet blender system. He and I both can't wait to try it out! :)
We also got some of our dinnerware that we registered for, and some great odds and ends to decorate with and things to fill our home! Our kitchen is looking more and more stocked!
Thanks to all of you who have shown Mike and I so much love and support. I left the shower on Saturday feeling so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. I'll leave you with a picture of me from the shower. We played a game where the guests had about a minute to look over the items in my apron, and then I left the room and they had to write down everything by memory (I usually hate shower games, but I'll be honest these weren't too painful!)
Hi! Here's the rundown- married to my best friend in 2008. Welcomed Tenley in 2010. Thought we couldn't love anyone any more than we did T. But then Paisley surprised us in 2012. Our house and our heart grew! We love our girls so much, we don't know what we did before they came along! We hope to show Tenley & Paisley not just by our words, but by a strong example of how our hearts and lives are different because of Jesus Christ.