Wow, I can hardly believe Amanda and I have already been engaged for a month. Pretty crazy! I don't think I would have ever expected what this month would hold for us either. I think it is safe to say that it was tough. So many people to tell, so many people to see, so many people to please. This can really wear two people down when they are just trying to be together. It is easy to miss what your identity as a soon to be married couple is when you are trying to give all of your time in so many places. This whole weekend Amanda has been the most amazing fiance any guy could ever ask for. She took me out for my birthday basically all weekend, organized a surprise party at her house for me, took me out for a wonderful dinner at PF Changs, and then just sat and talked with me for hours. We realized last night how important our identity as a couple is. We realized how easy it is for things to get crazy when we lose sight of that. Because of this realization and the chance to talk about, we were able to connect on a deeper level emotionally and remember how in love we are. In fact, I would say we are more in love today than we were yesterday. It is an incredible feeling! Turning twenty, being engaged, and planning a wedding can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully though, we are loved by a God who will stop when we stop and help us take a deep breath in and find the truth that exists when love is real. That is what we are holding on to.
PS- we took some amazing pictures if you havent cehcked them out yet. I have the best looking fiance in the world...no questions asked!