Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
It's going to be a big day, and it is coming soon. You feel stress, excitement, love, tired, overwhelmed, happy, all of the above plus more! That's okay. It's okay because everything is going to be OK. Sometimes, that is all we need to know and that is all we need to hear.
I've been reading a few blogs lately of brides that I've been encouraged and inspired by. From their beautiful wedding ideas to their great comments, I've been inspired by their support for me and other brides and their courage to put their own ideas and heart on their blogs to share with others. That is why it's so disappointing to me, that lately the blogs have been about discouragement, stress, drama, and other negative things that does not evoke positive inspiration.
I know how it feels to have this great day ahead and to have so much to do and look forward to, that it just bursts out of you in joy. It seems sometimes that no one really understands. Not enough to really support you and be excited for you and happy for you the way that you need. I don't know what it is about weddings that can bring out the ugly green monster in people, but jealousy comes out in very hurtful ways that can discourage us. Jealousy is an ugly thing and it stinks. It's amazing how everyone else can see and smell a green eyed monster, except THAT green eyed monster. They will deny it, but that nasty jealousy shows. You do not need to give into that. There are more important matters at hand.
Only you can allow yourself to be angry, upset, stressed, and negative. YOU are the one in control of your ownself and your wedding day. This is good news! So do your thing :)
Celebrate you and your FH to the fullest. Don't be ashamed. You can't do it wrong when you trust your instinct and make choices that coincide with what you and your FH want.
Now is the time to get rid of the people who will make you miserable and surround yourself with individuals who offer you love and support.
This is your time to celebrate and enjoy your wedding and all of the events leading up to that big day.
The truth is, this day, YOUR DAY, will not be as important to anyone else as much as it is important to YOU. It will be important and special to others who care about you, but not more important than it is to you. Accept it.
Smile. You are one of the lucky ones. You're getting married to the love of your life.
Don't forget that you are wonderful!
Thank you tiffanyranaekasten, phillysgirl5, hoitytoitygaudybride27, alecia, and appleofhiseye, and my good friend Toshia (even though she isn't on this site, she's still one of the best and should be mentioned) for your encouragement to me! Happy Wedding Day and planning to you all. Best wishes on your upcoming big day :)