so…. i’m getting married!!! in two weeks!!!!!!!
Obviously I’ve been very much aware of the fact that I’m getting married. Karl and I were preparing for marriage long before our engagement, and the past several months have been dedicated to planning our Big Day. Our upcoming wedding is and has been a tangible reality, but it wasn’t until late last week that it actually hit me: I’M GETTING MARRIED IN TWO WEEKS! It’s the big moment (almost) every little girl dreams about, whether she obsesses over it Jennifer-Lopez-The-Wedding-Planner style or wonders vaguely about the possibility once in a great while. I probably landed somewhere in the middle. Getting married hasn’t been my sole goal from the age of 4, but aside from a few years in my early twenties when I considered religious life because marriage seemed like the “default setting” rather than a vocation (ahhh, me and my youthful observations) and I balked at the idea of “defaulting”, I knew in my heart of hearts that I would someday get married.
And now I am. IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! When the little girl inside of me who always dreamed of being a bride woke up to this reality the other day, she reminded me that we’ve been waiting for this for a long time. And then she went a little crazy with excitement. She reminded me of Frank, the little green I-have-no-idea-what-animal-thing-he-is-supposed-to-be, from Rescuers Down Under when he realizes he’s free (example begins around the 30 second mark), except she was exclaiming “I’m getting married” instead of “I’m free”.
Perhaps if I had married in my early twenties, it would have been by default. Marrying Karl, however, is a far cry from the “default setting” that concerned me all those years ago. He is the most incredible, amazing option for my life, and then some! And that makes the present me just as giddy with excitement as my inner child to be getting married IN TWO WEEKS!!!