- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
We got married in the Bahamas on July 20th and last Friday had our hometown reception. The day after that was a party at a my husband’s cousin’s house and today my Mother-In-Law, who was staying with us for all this, left town to go home. Today is also my husband’s b-day. I wondered if I’d feel any let-down after all these months of planning and celebrations. All I feel is overwhelming relief! School started, my daughter is a junior in high school, my husband is taking 2 classes, working full-time and had to change his shifts to accomodate his school schedule. We all just want to settle down to some semblance of normalcy. I feel deeply exhausted and like I’ve been paroled or at least what I imagine that would feel like!
We were surrounded by family & friends for our wedding week and I harbor a desire for a real honeymoon. Our party was fun but 10 out of 53 people who’d RSVPd just didn’t show up which was weird. It was all a lot of work, but the wedding itself was exactly what we wanted and I’ve never felt so surrounded by love as I did then. I’m so glad to NOT have to plan anything for a long time!
Words of “wisdom”? Don’t sweat the small stuff (and more of it is small stuff than you might think). Focus on the joy of of being married. Take care of each other. Enjoy your happily ever after.