Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pre-Wedding Peep Show

I've recently been told I should write a novel about the events leading up to my wedding this Saturday. I couldn't agree more. However, blogging is free and therapeutic and less stressful (which is my favorite phrase at the moment), and I think I should wait until after the honeymoon to see what kinds of catastrophes will occur in the next few days...

When I say "catastrophes," I know I'm being dramatic. I'm very thankful for all the ways the Lord has blessed me. It's just those little life-pinches that add up to make for a really good, exaggerated story you tell to a friend. That's what I'm referring to.

To relieve myself from the stress and anxiety, I thought I'd express my feelings a little bit here - a peep show into my life. And I thought a list of things would be most efficient.

  • My wildlife rehabber mom's raccoons' cage is right outside my room. Need I say more?
  • My family's seven dogs, three cats, two ferrets, and one raccoon (this one's an actual pet) bark, meow, chirp, etc. every time someone thinks about opening a door

  • How do my de-fatted peanut butter, fat-free donuts, sugar-free almond milk, and organic spinach salad always disappear? Who else eats that besides me?
  • The cat sleeps on all the bridesmaids' gifts and flattens the bows I slaved over
  • My brothers and their friends drink all my diet sodas
  • I have to make myself a new to-do list every couple hours
  • I have to make Micah, my mom and my dad a to-do list every day
  • Staying up until the wee hours of the morning painting, texturing and ripping things out of our new house doesn't help
  • I started my period four days before my wedding

  • I fell asleep in a tanning bed with a mixture of old and brand-spanking-new bulbs, which scorched my back, butt and yoo-hoo and left my chest, arms and legs fish-belly white. Oh, and it's three days until the wedding!
BUT, really and truly, the purpose of this list is not for me to have a pity party. It's a way of me looking at my situation objectively and being able to laugh about it. ...As long as my yoo-hoo isn't still burned on my wedding night - then I can laugh about it. Otherwise, I will be very sad. 

That's why I'm putting my faith in Jesus. I lay it all down at the foot of the cross and will gladly hand over all these "catastrophes" to Him. 

Check back in a couple of weeks to see how things turned out. :) 

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