To Have and To Hold

10:41:00 PM

I can't believe the weekend came and went and Monday is gone now as well. Where does the time go? I swear sometimes I feel like my life just gets sucked into a time warp, I blink, and suddenly it is a year later. I just recently watched the Prince of Persia, great movie by the way. But sometimes I really do feel like time has passed before my eyes, but in fast forward instead of rewind.

Today I was talking to a girl friend of mine and she was asking me some questions about what colors I thought would be good for a springtime wedding. She is worried that the soft, "springy" colors, like baby pink and yellow, will not go over so well with her fiancé. He doesn't want to look "fem" so to speak, and that is completely understandable. Now some might say, "to heck with him, it is your wedding and you are the bride, you should do whatever you want and in the end, he really doesn't care anyways, he just wants you to be happy". BOLOGNA!!! Yes, we are the brides and really our men do just want us to be happy, and they will say and do whatever it takes to make us happy, but that doesn't mean that you should compromise his say in things. Let's face it, without him, there wouldn't be a wedding! So all you girls out there who are thinking, "my way or the highway buster!" Take a step back, let your guys have a say in things if they really want it. It is BOTH of you alls wedding day and both of you should take the time to sit down and discuss what it is that you envision for the biggest day of your lives.

Now girls, you might have to put your foot down if your man is wanting mud wrestling and beer pong, tell him to save that for his bachelor party. Your wedding day should be classy and elegant and celebrate the two of you coming together as one. It should reflect on the two of you as a couple. If you are a fun, sporty couple, maybe you want to have a backyard wedding and play games. If you are a more relaxed, laid back couple you may think about a casual beach ceremony. There are so many options that it is ultimately up to you. But when everything is said and done, don't forget the reason for the wedding in the first place, to commemorate the coming together of two as one. Marriage is something that is sacred and should be taken very seriously. Please remember that this is only the beginning and that there will be many more adventures to be shared with you and your loved one in the future. I hope that God smiles down upon you all and blesses each and every one of you and your marriages. <3

I found this poem today and thought that I would share it as a reminder to all you what the commitment of marriage is really all about:

I Promise

Dorothy R. Colgan
I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to respect you as your own person
and to realize that your interests, desires and needs
are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention
and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the window of my world
into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep
our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside
in the only way I know how,
completely and forever.

Marriage is a beautiful thing and I consider myself so blessed everyday that I get to spend with my fiancé and my best friend. He is the one who makes me laugh, is always a shoulder to cry on, helps me through the tough times and celebrates the joyous ones by my side. He is the one I tell all of my secrets to and at the end of the day I know that he will love me no matter what. I want to grow old with him and raise a family with him. Everyday I give thanks for God bringing me my soul mate. I am the luckiest woman in the world to be marrying such an incredible person and I can only hope that all of you out there will experience love as I have. 

Morgan and I in downtown St. Petersburg, part of our engagement photo session

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