As I am sitting here on the couch next to my husband I am completely stumped on what to say in this, the first entry following the best day of my entire life.
I don’t think I am quite ready to write about our wedding, or if I will want to at all. A piece of me wants to keep it just for me and him and those we chose to share it with. I will say this though, it was undoubtedly the best day of my entire life and it was flawless. Not one issue arose.
Post wedding I find that I cannot seem to stop looking at his finger. I warned him it would be an adjustment having a piece of jewelry on his finger he couldn’t take off. I remember how funny it felt the first few weeks wearing my engagement ring, you have to get used to the feeling. What I did not consider is that seeing the ring on his finger would be an adjustment for me too. I love it. I find myself glancing at his finger from time to time with a smile on my face. That is me on his finger and him on mine. Every time I look at my ring I think of him and every time I look at his I think of how much I love him.
I love hearing him call me his wife and clearly he loves saying it, he hasn’t stopped since Saturday. In Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth says to Mr. Darcy that he is only to call her Mrs. Darcy when he is perfectly and incandescently happy. It’s like that. Every time I hear him call me his wife it is pure bliss.
I admit the new titles are an adjustment too, it feels so funny but I absolutely love it. I know sooner than later the novelty of it all will where off so I am soaking up these moments as much as I did the moments on our wedding day.
This is the most amazing time of my entire life. I am filled and overflowing with love.
It is official, we are in wedding week! So excited to be able to say that! After today my schedule is clear and I can just relax and spend time with all of our out of town guests that start arriving as of tomorrow. The weekend was busy! Starting Thursday it was nonstop.
Friday was my last girls night before the big day. We had a blast and two of my girls stayed over which was fun.
Saturday Todd and I had our last date night before being married and we both agreed it was one of the best so far! The new performing arts center downtown completed construction and it was open to the public this weekend so we went and checked it out. It is stunning. There are three different stages, multiple cocktail lounges and a ballroom. We were impressed. After the tour we walked to dinner near the lake, we had reservations at a new restaurant that opened in September. It is by far and away our new favorite restaurant downtown. Everything was delicious, we are hoping they do well, we will certainly be going back in the future.
Sunday was spent cleaning getting ready for our guests this week and today I have a few assignments to finish.
It feels very surreal that at the end of the week we are getting married. My professor made an announcement to the class about my impending nuptials at the end of class last week (I had informed her why I would not be present this week and she got really excited). Everyone started applauding and congratulating me, I was 1. mortified (that was way too much attention for me) and 2. a bit dumbfounded. Hearing someone else say the words “Jill is getting married next week”.. It all still doesn’t feel completely real.
I am quite sure this week is going to wiz right by us and in a blink I will be a wife. I feel like I am in a daze of excitement and disbelief. I just hope I am able to soak everything up this week.