I think it would be a gross understated to say my life hasn't been completely over-run with all things wedding. On one hand time is dragging on and on the other it is slower then a snail. As much as I feel this.....it is a million times worse for Random Wisdom and her fiancé. They have been waiting for 7 months for US immigration to issue a fiancé visa so they can pick a date and get married.....sad and frustration for them.
Finally this last couple of weeks we have gotten some updates so the end is in sight....even if the date can't be set yet. We now know that there is a packet on its way here with instructions for her on the interview and the medical along with a list of all necessary paperwork she needs for this interview step. Talk about all the hoops they make you jump thru!!! It some days makes you stop and think that even though we have done and continue doing this the "legal" way ( the only way we would ever consider doing it)....the get married and figure it out later seems like the easier path....I guess that saying is true "nothing worth while is ever easy"
It was a difficult day when she had to cancel the Temple, photographer, reception venue and the decoration people. This long & frustrating path has one major benefit/blessing ..it has shown them that can face & overcome whatever challenges that will get thrown at them in the future...it has brought them closer together and jelled them as a unit solid in their love and fully committed to each other...a real team...it has been inspiring. There could very easily (& understandable) been much "weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth" during this time but they owned up to the fact that this was their decision so they have no right to be angry & miserable about it...instead they just take each day at a time moving ever forward...I am so proud of both of them!!!
Our job at this moment is to just sit back and continue in faith knowing that the Lord is ever mindful and that in His time all will come together as it should...but to be honest....some days that is WAY harder then others..
The first order of business (while waiting for the visa) is selling her car. It has been listed on every site we could find and though there have been a lot of hits and views....no calls...argg!!! It allows her great independence and convenience..it needs to go and get this financial burden off her back.
And So it began
"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.
A NEWER SHADE OF PINK...now I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...
OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE