Life, Marriage, Spiritual Walk, Weddings

Two Years Later: Our Story

The night before my wedding, I was waiting for my sister/Maid of Honor, future SIL, and best friend/bridesmaid to get back from Target to take me to The Cheesecake Factory for my Bachelorette party. I wasn’t interested in doing anything elaborate, but they insisted on running out before we left. I had previously written my vows, but I felt like I needed to rework them before the next day, so I sat down with my computer and read through them. In the end, I told the story of how I had a crush on a certain young man for most of my life, and how I followed trusted God with every step along the way.

At 7 years old, I developed a crush on a boy at my church in Batavia, NY. His parent’s had been assigned as the pastors a few years previously, and though my first crush was not him, it quickly became him when I realized how cute he was. Who can remember why a crush is developed at a young age, but I can remember going to church and being excited to see him. During a musical when I was 8 or 9, my mother was the director, and had that young man and myself dance together during one of the songs: “Cast the nets, cast the nets, casts the nets in the seaaaaaaa.” (You may recognize that song if you did any children’s musicals at your church in the 90’s or early 00’s: I did Fish Tales 2 or 3 times at least.)

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Life, Weddings

Donating My Wedding Dress


Today is the day: 1 year, 4 months, and 5 days after my wedding and my dress is packed up in a “Hello Fresh” box ready to be sent off to California. “What’s in California?” you may ask. Well, let me tell you the story.

After my wedding (and my wedding dress fiasco), I knew that I wanted my dress to be used for something more. Some people recommended preserving it; others said I should save it and have it made into dedication dresses for my babies. But that didn’t quite satisfy my want for it to be used, and my desire for it to make someone else as happy as it made me.

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