Monday, May 2, 2011

Wedding week

Welcome to the wedding week! Where "Just Married" signs are to be made (I HATE hot glue guns), pew decorations are to be figured out, directions & programs printed, still need to find that something old and something blue, and finalize those sweet little touches to a wedding. There's a lot to be done still, but I want to remember it all and enjoy every minute!

I hope our wedding ceremony will be worshipful and slow. I want our bridesmaids to walk slowly down the aisle and then for us to take a moment to look at those gathered together. I want to enjoy it. I want our reception to be not a wedding reception but a party, where people sit and talk and we can spend time with our small crowd of family and friends. It's a little hard to be the center of attention. I feel much more comfortable celebrating others than receiving it. For those coming, it means the world to us. Truly. {I can't wait to see you, Kath, LA, Erin, Mirabelle, Katiebug!}

I've also felt pounded by the weightiness of the recent news events. The tornadoes in Alabama were so devastating and left me to remember that our hope shouldn't be in the things of this world, but in heaven. As a bride who is humbly receiving the gifts others want to bless us with, I need to remember that it could all be gone in a flash. The royal wedding got me so excited about ours, and thankful for our small guest list. :)

What joy there is knowing that we will soon be married and then life can resume. Andrew and I will make our house (apt) a home and have people over and the news of the day will be work at the office and my care will be what to make for dinner.

Until then, I'm going to savor each of my last days as a single girl, and as CCC.


Erin Cooper said...

I love this, Carrie! I love your attitude, your sweet spirit, your expression of what truly matters in the weeks ahead. I have no doubt Saturday will be a joyous event and that you'll savor every minute! So happy for you. :) Much love!

Erin said...

Yayayayay Carrie! So excited for you! Can't wait to see you on the day you become Mrs. Andrew Day!

love you!

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