Sunday, August 26, 2012

Marriage

Blogging was not part of my life when John and I were married so I am so excited to be linking up with From Mrs to Mama,  "Show and Tell Monday".


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.

19 comments:

  1. We too got a little surprise in our wedding journey! Your little guy is too precious!!

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  2. OMG! That picture of your little man looking up at you kissing is adorable! Stopping my the link up!

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  3. love the pics. you guys have an adorable family. and you look SO great right before having that sweet boy of yours.. thanks for sharing your wedding memories with us :)

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  4. Your wedding looks like it was beautiful - I love your dress! I also love what you said about the fact that couples spend WAY more time and effort planning their WEDDING rather than their MARRIAGE. You are 100% right on that. I want my wedding to be less about the day itself and more about the lifetime :)

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  5. Love the bouquet colors! you have such sweet family!

    livingforhisglory2.blogspot.com

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  6. Your dress is gorgeous! And you've got an anniversary coming up REALLY soon! Congrats!

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  7. Love your pictures!!! Such a gorgeous dress!!!! Your little one is soooo adorable!

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  8. The picture with the little guy is beyond cute, I may have teared up at seeing that!!

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  9. Hey! Joining you from the GFC Blog Hop. Now following ya GFC. Looking forward to keeping up with you and the blog. :D I blog over at www.dalaynadillon.blogspot.com. Hope to see ya around!

    Dalayna

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  10. Hello :)

    Stopping by from the GFC blog hop today! Hope you are haveing a great week so far.

    Smooches from Germany,
    Anni // http://grapefruitprincess.blogspot.com

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  11. First off you were an absolutely stunning bride! Second I love the picture of you and your husband with your son! And finally I couldn't agree more with the statement that if people spent as much time on their marriage as they do on the wedding the success rate would skyrocket.

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  12. Aw! Great pictures!

    Julie @ Naptime Review

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  13. Hello,
    I have just found you through the GFC blog hop, I look forward to reading along with you :)
    I love that picture of you in hospital (assuming you are having your baby then) you look so calm and happy!

    Natalie x
    homebirdeconomics.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I just found you through the blog hop.
    This post was beautiful!!! I agree with you that people just think of marriage as temporary now-a-days.
    I also love the picture of you, hubs and babe and how you said how blessed you guys are! So beautiful!
    And that pic of you on your phone in hospital.. classic!

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  15. How stinkin cute! Excited to be your newest follower found you on the GFC link up today it is SOOooo nice to meet ya! Please follow back if you get a chance :)
    xox
    Ash
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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