June 10, 2013. You know what that means? Only 5 days left until June 15th, which means only 5 days left until my dear sister’s wedding. I can still hear Jenny excited saying, “Only 397 days left till my wedding!” (She had an app that told her that. She didn’t count the days down herself. If she did, I would’ve checked her in to an insane asylum myself).
So much planning and preparing has been done to make sure that her big day is perfect. Although I have not done as much to help as I would’ve liked, which I am blaming on my “super busy” schedule and my total lack of creativity in the DIY wedding field, its going to be really weird when this wedding is finally over. What is the family going to discuss during dinner next? What will we be doing every weekend in our house upstate? (Hah, kidding. I know for a fact that Mom will find something that needs to get done, like always.)
But this wedding is more than just a wedding. This wedding is the beginning step in Jenny and Jaime’s journey towards marriage. The wedding may be over on June 15th at 7 pm, but their marriage is just starting. While a lot of preparing has been done for the actual wedding day, Jenny and Jaime have prepared for marriage itself in a way that is, nowadays especially, unique and special. Actually, they’ve prepared in the way that every couple planning their wedding should. Its not about the wedding, its about what comes after the wedding. Its been a rough road for them to get to where they are now, long distance relationship and all. They’ve had to be patient and things may not have always gone the way they wanted them to, but together, they endured the hardships and through prayer and trust in one another, they were able to get to where they are now. Because of this, I admire them both so much.
I must admit, I was a bit pessimistic about their relationship from the start, but they have honestly proved me wrong about it all, for which I am very grateful. Seeing how happy Jenny is with Jaime is one of the greatest things ever. I know now that she has truly met her soulmate, and I couldn’t ask for anyone better to take care of my super annoying, I-Want-To-Shove-You-Against-The Wall-Yet-I-Can’t-Imagine-Life-Without-You big sister.
I’m excited for Saturday. Its going to be a beautiful wedding, and hopefully, the weather will be beautiful, as well. Jenny deserves it.