Last week I thought to myself, “Hey, I bet we are getting close to the 100-day mark,” and I headed over to our wedding website where Mr. Dalmatian so helpfully included a countdown. Lo and behold, when I went to check there were 99 days and 20 hours! I swear I was a good blogger and snapped a screenshot at the time, but unfortunately I was not such a good computer user and there was a box over poor Mr. D’s face in the picture. So here is a snapshot from today—we are now down to the 96-day mark!
Isn’t he handsome? You can see why I wouldn’t want to deprive you of a glimpse at that gorgeous face!
As the countdown has slid its way down into double digits—we are a mere three months away!—I have noticed that something has changed. You see, I love being engaged. Seriously, it is awesome. It is a time filled with anticipation and excitement, love and happiness, and craft projects galore! So, when we first set a date I found myself not wanting that date to actually get here. I was perfectly content twirling around in the blissful land of engagement. Today, I still love being engaged. I am still filled with wonderful emotions, and I have yet to reach the end of my rope when it comes to craft projects. (After almost 24 years, I am pretty sure my love for a sewing machine is never going to fade.) But what has changed is that I have recently felt more and more OK with that date actually getting here.
I feel ready. Ready to walk down the aisle and marry the man with whom I am going to spend the rest of my life. Ready for that chapter in my life to begin. I feel ready for an entirely new kind of happiness, one that is not as full of fast-paced whirlwind excitement, but one that is full of daily support, and safety, and warmth.
I adore being engaged, and will always look back on this time in my life with incredibly fond memories. But I have an idea that the one thing better than being Mr. Dalmatian’s fiancee will be being Mr. Dalmatian’s wife.
Did you experience a change in emotion as your wedding day approached?