1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?
Yes. John and I were married on 9/10/11, best decision of my life. That sounds like such a cliche thing to say, but it really is. He has made me a momma, stretched my ways of thinking, always been my biggest fan, strengthened my faith, taught me not to take life to seriously and to laugh at myself.... the list could go on.
We had a small outside wedding that was perfect for us. I wanted to elope; however, we did want to be able to include our family and seeing as how we had a 9 month old, eloping wasn't really the best option. The night was lite perfectly with little strands of white lights, there was food, drinks, dancing, family and fun. LOVED the night, the memories and what it means for the rest of my life.
2. Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.
3. How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
I think it is automatically assumed that when you get engaged after you are pregnant that you are getting engaged BECAUSE you are pregnant and that is not our case at all. We were planning on getting married regardless and ended up getting an extra lucky surprise before we had the chance. Some have judged us, talked about us, looked down upon us, but all we see when we see this...........
is how utterly BLESSED we are.
4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
The first photo is significant becuase I don't have a picture from the exact night he proposed to me, but it was just a few short weeks before this picture was snapped and we welcomed our sweet love into the world.
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last?
I think far too many people in this day and age do not view marriage as a commitment. It is viewed as temporary, something to be thrown to the wind when times get tough. Rather than confront issues that are straining the marriage people chose to avoid them or fill that void with something or someone else. Vows have just become empty words for a pretty dress and a reason to party.
If people spent half as much time planning their marriage as they did their wedding, I think the divorce rate would take a dratic nose dive. Until people start viewing their marriage as, the only option is to make it work, the divorce rate will continue to increase.