Eleven Years Ago…

Eleven Years Ago…

from my journal, June 14, 2001

“This is the end of my final day as a Shaw daughter.  My last night as a single woman.  The last time I sleep in this room.  The last time I will sleep alone.  It hardly seems real–like I’m watching a movie or something… I hope details are coming together but surely with so much help the important stuff will be taken care of and the unimportant won’t be a problem… God brought us here, He will hold us together, and that is all that matters.  Tomorrow will be a full day, a fun day, a beautiful day, no matter what happens.  I am marrying the man of my dreams and all of my family will be there to rejoice with us…

My family has done an amazing job of supporting me throughout this wedding.  Their love is evident everywhere–Dad working on the house and telling people how much he’ll miss me, Nathan playing the trumpet and standing up with me, Kaye playing cello and totally doing all the decorations and supporting me, mom working so hard and running errands with me and caring but not stressing out.  I am so blessed to have a family like that and a man like Than as well (of course, I love his family too).  There is so much I haven’t said, especially concerning how I feel about Than and how much I love him, but it is getting late and I need sleep.  Tomorrow my first love will turn into my lifelong love and I will begin a new chapter of life.  My feelings are many but I feel wrapped in God’s hand, secure in His direction, filled with His love.  I’m ready to get married!!”

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