Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ready-or-not...

Our wedding is finally around the corner! We are so excited - we are really looking forward to being married.
A long engagement hasn't always been easy, but there has ve been so many blessings in the end. I thought I would share some of them:
1. A long engagement has really helped me become a part of Brianna's family in so many real ways before getting married. In so many ways, I am a part of the Carmichael family as well as my own family, and we are looking forward to continuing to relate to our families together after we are married.
2. A long engagement has helped us grow into being completely open with each other. I am naturally quiet and reserved, and the many months of growing to trust each other more and more has allowed us to become more and more open with each other.
3. A long engagment has held many sacrifices, which have made our love more real.

I am so grateful for what God has done in our lives. I am so grateful that I have a second family that accepts and loves me. I am so grateful that God has worked everything out to make our love the stronger. Most of all, I am grateful that God has given me a bride who loves me unconditionally, with a depth beyond my wildest dreams.

~Ben