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7 days of wedding anticipation


On the 7th day before my wedding…
 
The weather is beautiful and I’m sitting outside. I close my eyes when the sun is shining and lean my head against the tall back of the Adirondack chair. Lily, our dog, is wandering around the back yard. She alternates between chasing tennis balls and lounging. As a result, I alternate between hitting tennis balls and lounging.
This morning, I ate oatmeal with strawberries and drank a Nespresso latté on my way to the spa. I had a really nice lady do my manicure and pedicure. It was SO very relaxing and delightful! I read almost my whole Real Simple magazine while she made my hands and toes look beautiful. It is such a gift to be pampered like that and I really appreciated my time there.
I came home for lunch and the gorgeous day called me out of doors. I only meant to stay outside for a few minutes. It was actually more for Lily than for me. After all, she’s been cooped up inside all day. But, once I got out here, I found myself wanting to stay. Just a little longer.
I will go inside soon because I want to have more time praying and resting in God at the R2HOP burn. It only goes until 6 PM, so I will have to get there before then. I’m also looking forward to time with my parents later tonight. We will share church and then go to Granite City for conversation and connection.
I pray that it is just as beautiful this time next week, when Ben and I are getting married.

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