Lately, life seems to have been moving at lightning speed lately.
First, my mind still hasn't wrapped itself around it being October yet. It just seems unreal. Because I'm still at home and have gotten used to being at school around this time, it kind of feels like summer is experiencing a few chilly days causing the leaves to change prematurely.
Second, I've started planning my wedding, which is scheduled for next month. Absolutely insane, I know! But I can finally say that I am excited about it. I am now able to take joy in my engagement and planning for a future with my beau.
This past weekend, we booked the reception venue at a restaurant. The restaurant is a cute converted 1800's dairy barn a couple counties outside of Philly. I was in love with this place when I discovered it online in August, and fell completely head over heels when I saw it in person. Beau and I did tastings last night and were satisfied with everything, even the house salad. I surely hope our guests enjoy the food as well on our big day.
There are other major things that still need ironing out in this wedding planning process (i.e. the wedding party attire, flowers, photography, etc), especially in such a short time-frame, but I'm sure they will all come to fruition.
Lastly, I sometimes shy away from writing about my faith on my blog, but what's the purpose in claiming to be a Christian but being ashamed of sharing the Gospel or personal testimonies? So, here goes my most recent life testimonies:
-- This Summer that I have perceived as 'my worst summer yet', has actually proven to be wonderful. I did not land a job after graduating with a Master's degree, and I experienced sadness many of these days, but those experiences have helped to build me up.
- I was able to spend more time in prayer and reading the Bible. My relationship with Christ has strengthened as a result.
- I have experienced some things that were nothing short of a miracle (i.e. leaving the stove on overnight for over 12 hours and not even smoke consumed the house/crashing into a road divider and no physical damages were incurred to either myself nor the car).
- Most amazing of them all, I stopped with the 'what ifs' and 'we can't' and placed absolute and complete faith in God regarding getting married. And just like that, plans are finally being made and beau and I have acquired some funding for it.
Another key thing I learned this past Summer is that just like weather and astronomy, our lives work in seasons. As a friend so clearly stated a short while ago:
"To people going through the greatest moments in your life; to people going trough the worst times in your life. Get ready. Things won't always be like this."
Summer sucked, but I am looking forward to the seasonal shift.