Poetry

Anticipation

….growing inside my chest

A tiny seed when we first began

Watered, tended, nurtured by love

By tender hands that wiped away tears

By gentle words that spoke apologies and forgiveness

By crooked smiles that burst into laughter

The years have passed and this seed has grown

Rooted in you, rooted in us.

Growing, it reaches and stretches out. It longs to touch the sky

Only a few more weeks until we become one

Until this anticipation in my chest

Blossoms into sweet reality.

 

Happy Writing Everyone

***Please be aware that I am currently reposting past blog posts as I am gone on my Honeymoon (woohoo!) and will be unable to read, approve, like, or respond to any comments until I return in late June! I look forward to seeing you all again soon!***

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Blogs / Life

Getting Married! (and Signing Off)

My fiancee and I began dating in late 2011. I first met him on a blind date that had been set up by our best friends (who were also dating at the time and are now married with their own little girl). When I think back to the night, I remember how I did not even want to go out, and how my best friend forced me to go on the double date. God knows I have a lot to thank her for.

When I first met him in person, he was so shy, he barely said a word to me, preferring to talk to his best friend instead of me. I remember being frustrated and asking my best friend if he remembered that he was going on a date with me and not his best friend. But as the night went on he came out of his shell and I realized he was sweet, funny, a little crazy (driving at least) and immensely kind. One of my favorite things about our first few dates is that he never pressured me to hold hands, to kiss, or anything else. When we had our first kiss it was because I asked him.

He was my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first love. It only took three months for us to realize that we wanted to get married, but we were still so young. He gave me a promise ring and told me that one day he would marry me.

Well, it’s been seven and a half years since then and I am grateful for every moment: the good times and the hard times. Don’t let this world fool you, true love DOES exist, but it is nothing like the movies. True love is deciding to stay in love every single day. True love requires active participation on both sides. We stay in love with each other because we choose to. I can honestly say that I love him more today than I did yesterday and the day before that.

Now seven and a half years later, I finally get to marry the love of my life. In the next week, I will be married and the weeks following I will be going on my honeymoon. Having waited for this moment for so long, I want to be able to focus on us without any outside distractions. And so, it is an easy decision for me to say that I will be off WordPress until the end of June.

I know that all of my friends and followers will understand my absence and I am grateful for them. During the next month or so that I am gone, I will be reposting my older blog posts. Please feel free to comment, but know that I will not see them or be able to respond to them until the end of June.

Until then . . .

I’m off to get married!

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Poetry

A Declaration of Love

A spark and a flash

That’s all it takes

A moment of heat

A production of flame

Wax softens and melts

Guided by your hands

Droplets drip and drop

Puddling in a sea of blue

Golden brass awaits

Cooled and prepared

Standing vigilant

In my fingers

Then, ice and heat meet

Clashing against one another

Revealing a declaration

Of our love.

***This poem was recently inspired as my fiancé and I prepared our Save the Dates for our upcoming wedding. We decided to seal each card personally with a wax stamp. It was a ton of fun, even if he did momentarily catch his finger on fire, and we love the results. Hopefully our friends and family will as well!

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Poetry

525,600 Minutes

There are 525,600 minutes

In a single year

But we have been waiting

Much longer, my dear

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There are 8,760 hours

Before our new life starts

Before the two of us transform

Into one single heart

*

There are 365 days

Between now and then

We hope, plan, and we pray

Over and over again

*

There are 12 months

Before dreams become reality

We are nearly there

We were always meant to be

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There is one year

One year before I marry you

Just one year

Before our dreams become true

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