The Poetry That Is Life

Trying to find the beauty, the poetry, in every moment



#WeddingWednesday: The Blessing of Having Help

After positive feedback on last week’s post, along with the enjoyment I get out of looking back, processing, and writing about the wedding and wedding process, I think I may try to do a whole #WeddingWednesday series to talk about a lot of the aspects of wedding planning that I didn’t get to cover in the first post.  I hope that doesn’t come across as self-centered or self-seeking; I hope to pass on the little I learned from my imperfect time as a bride-to-be, and maybe inspire and help other brides-to-be in their planning.  OR, you can just learn what was going through my head as I made the decisions I made 😉

I will probably end up back-tracking and starting from the beginning to cover other aspects of planning more chronologically, but first I want to talk about the blessing of having help when planning and preparing for your wedding.

This came to the forefront of my mind the other day at work when I overheard a conversation between two ladies, discussing their children’s upcoming nuptials.  Both had sons getting married, so we’re dealing with a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship here. One of the women said that when she asked the bride-to-be what she could do to help, she was told to “Wear beige and shut up.”

A few things come to mind from this:

  1. I know this is judgmental and I shouldn’t say this, but I can only imagine how much of a bridezilla that woman is!
  2. What a way to start off your relationship with your husband’s family 😦
  3. I feel a lot of sorrow for this bride.

Let me explain the sorrow. Continue reading “#WeddingWednesday: The Blessing of Having Help”


Boundaries: a consideration of priorities

How you spend your time shows what your priorities truly are.

I saw a post on Facebook recently that said something along the lines of

“Instead of saying ‘I don’t have time’ say ‘it’s not a priority’ and see how you feel about it.”

It really makes you stop and think. How often in our busy lives do we “not have time?”  Just what does that reveal about what we are, consciously or subconsciously, placing priority on?
Continue reading “Boundaries: a consideration of priorities”

Simply Living

I still have so far to go…

Yet I am so thankful that I am where I am in my life.  Exactly where I am.  At the moment, I don’t think I’d change a thing.  Well…okay, there’s a couple of things that I might change given the opportunity, but they are very miniscule when looking at the entire spectrum. 

I am thankful for my friends (who are all oh-so-amazing), I’m thankful for my family (ditto).  I am so thankful that I can study what I want to study in the atmosphere in which I am studying it,  and surprisingly, sometimes I’m even thankful for the crazy busy-ness, ’cause in the end that means that I’m learning A LOT. 

I’m even happy and content with my relationship status because 1.) it gives me time to focus on the education that I am so excited/passsionate about 2.) when I DO have free time, I get to spend it with wonderful friends and 3.) I have no need for a relationship at this point because I have such an amazing relationship with my Savior.  He’s all I need right now. 

I’m happy 🙂

Side note:  5 days til AZ.  I’m excited.

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