The other night I was finalizing our reception playlist. We’re having a jazz band, but when they’re taking breaks we will have an ipod playing. As I was playing old, familiar songs, it reminded me of the beginning–of when J and I were just getting to know each other, trying to impress each other with our silly jokes and accomplishments.
It’s funny how music is so powerful in that way. As I was listening to the Beatles and Rhianna (I know, we have extensive taste), suddenly I felt like that young 22-year old, remembering vividly those giddy feelings of a new love, yet uncertain about our fate.
I have a feeling songs that I listen to this week will later give me similar feelings–giddy over this new beginning, but instead of anxious about the future, I am confident and hopeful for a happy marriage. And it sounds very Utopian and innocent for me to be hopeful for a happy marriage on the eve of my wedding–almost if I was blind to all of the hard work required to make a relationship work. But I am aware of the work and know that J is worth any challenges or sacrifices.
It is officially three days until I marry J. I am so stinking excited I cannot stand it.
Yet, there’s a small part of me that doesn’t want it to come yet. There’s something about being this side of happiness–I know these next few days will be the happiest days of my life.
My best friend flew in last night and we’re driving home today where I will spend my last single days with my best friends, sisters and parents until I meet up with J and his family at the rehearsal. So many plans, details and logistics have gone into this weekend and it will be over before I know it!
But I know the fun won’t end once the wedding is over. Of course there is the seven-day honeymoon (woohoo!), but there’s also the rest of my life! I can’t wait to come home and unpack our closet full of unopened gifts. I can’t wait to do just normal, boring couple stuff together and talk about something other than our wedding plans. I can’t wait to go on trips and make plans. I just can’t wait to be married!
I will be “signing off” starting today, so any new comments will have to wait until my return on 4/19. I will still do Weekly Money Check-Ups, but just won’t have my answers in them. :) And next week I will feature some fabulous guest posts on the secrets to a happy marriage. Thank you all for your love and support, listening to my wedding plans (week after week) and making a girl feel very special.
I’m off to go marry my best friend! Catch you on the flipside.