Yes, I’m 18. No, I’m not still in high school. Yes, my fiance is 6 years older than I. No, it’s not an arranged marriage. Yes, I’m in love. No, my parents weren’t young when they got married. Yes, I live in the US. No, I’m not Fundamental Baptist, Pentecostal, Mormon, or related to the Duggars.*
I’m simply a relatively normal homeschooled teenager who’s getting married because that’s what she’s dreamed of her entire life and God brought a young man along.
*No offense to Fundamental Baptists, Pentecostals, Mormons, or the Duggar family. XD
Greetings, one and all!
Life. It’s gotten a little crazy recently, right? I’m sure it is for all of you. For me, quarantine or self-isolation hasn’t been too bad, honestly, and I am sad that isn’t the case for many. For most, I think! I generally stay at home for the most part, but I have missed church. And I had a TON of events planned for April and May that haven’t or won’t happen, but it still doesn’t feel very different.
There have, however, been some times of intense struggle.
The world is on hold right now. At least, that’s what it feels like.
I don’t know how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you all. Maybe you’re like I was, a couple days ago. Food is flying off the shelves, no toilet paper, you watch things explode and you stay home, but nothing is directly affecting you.
I have finally gotten around to beginning on this blog post series – a highly anticipated one, to be sure! I know y’all have been excited for it too. 😊 Andrew and I are pretty much writing it together – I wrote the first draft, and he’s editing and throwing in some other things. We’re so excited for y’all to read allllll the details of our unique story!
I greet you excitedly because EEEP can you believe I’m rambling about MY wedding I’m planning? O.o NOPE, neither can I!
Anyway, I thought it would be excellent to start a series on wedding planning because I imagine some of y’all are interested and also I’ll probably want to look back on it. So far, we’ve been engaged for about a month and a half and have gotten quite a bit done! So, without further ado, the progress thus far.
OH MY GOODNESS, YOU GUYS. I have greatly anticipated this blog post! I am so excited, I almost don’t know what to say. But if you found out on my Instagram, the rumors are true – I. AM. ENGAGED. This is no prank, no test – it’s the truth and I am so blissfully happy!
*takes a deep breath*
I’m sure you all want to hear the juicy details, especially since most of you had no idea I was even in a relationship, right? So let me give y’all some backstory and tell you about the proposal, and then I’m planning to make a little blog series. 😀
If you were a fly on the wall at our Thanksgiving feast, you might see a bountiful table of food; a large gathering of family and friends; beautifully detailed decorations. You might hear laughter and child’s prattle; the playing of guitar and singing of hymns; soft piano music in the background.