The last month and a half has been a complete whirlwind! My engagement to Rosemary has been the best season of my entire life, and it keeps on getting better. God is so amazing! We know we wouldn’t be here without His guidance and care in our lives. It goes without saying that being in love and planning a wedding together with family and friends is exciting and special. Though there have been some challenges and hurdles to overcome, both logistically and personally, it’s much easier to work through issues that come up as a team knowing that we got each other’s back. Being in a courtship (or a “serious dating relationship”) was one thing, and we had some good times, but it was hard not feeling like we were really close or open to sharing in some difficult situations. This is so much more awesome — we are able to move forward in freedom towards joining our lives together!
I know I haven’t blogged much lately…Rosemary and I are planning on setting up an official “wedding” site with our love story and information about our upcoming wedding, so once that’s online I can link to it from here and share a lot more with you all.
One parting thought: I think something a lot of people don’t realize is that a godly romance and the marriage relationship as God intended isn’t something that just happens to you one day and then you try to figure out how make it work somehow. It’s an all-encompassing process that refines you and molds you and transforms you into a brilliant reflection of the image of Jesus Christ. It’s not “fun” — though romance can be incredibly fun — and it’s not “duty” — though a serious relationship requires sacrifice and responsibility — it’s essentially education. I’ve learned more about myself and how to love others since Rosemary came into my life than I ever did before. It’s a deep and profound experience. And that is exactly what God is after. I believe marriage is a life-long commitment to learning more about your spouse, yourself, and the eternal character and purposes of God, in every moment of every day spent together. That is what I’m looking forward to with eagerness, tenderness, and joyful anticipation.
Wow! I am going to get married!!!