Monday, April 16, 2012

A Breath of Fresh Air.

I can't tell you how refreshed I feel!
This past week, I was feeling pretty down. Defeated in many ways. I shared my heart with all of you HERE, and was so blessed with the comments and emails that were sent my way. It is amazing to me how many strangers care. And consoled me. It feels like a breath of fresh air. In the midst of a mini breakdown last week (ok, exaggerating a bit), But I was pretty overwhelmed with everything. A few comments really left me with perspective...

"Chin up, You have a beautiful baby girl and a loving fiancé. That's all that matters."

"You may not always be happy but you see the good in life & hold onto that. That's a beautiful quality."

"It is even harder when you try to seem happy-it can cut you off from any support networks you have."

"What is most important is not who is there to see it (besides the immediate family), but the commitment I am making to the other person. I could get married in a backyard and with 4 people there and it is still going to mean the same thing...."

I want to thank you all for your generous support. This wise insight has readied me to look at obstacles differently. Yes, I will have moments of frustration and days where I'm overwhelmed. But they will pass. And when I look back on them, I'll know that I conquered them. I am going to live each and every day to the fullest. That itself is a gift. 

As of right now, we are still looking for a place to live by the beginning of May. That's okay. It will work out. As of July, we don't know where Ty's job will take us. That's okay. God will take care of it. As of now, we haven't even set a date for our wedding. We will figure it out. I'm going to get through the move, Scarlett's 1st Birthday and all that craziness first. One day at a time. I feel at peace after reading the last comment above, by a sweet reader, Natalie. It doesn't matter where we get married or what dress I wear or how many people we invite. All that matters is that we are promising to spend the rest of our lives together. Ty has even said this to me. He said, "Lauren, we can do whatever you want. I am happy if we get married in the back yard." Well.....
We won't be getting married in a back yard. 
Trust me, if I had one large enough, I would go that route! A backyard wedding and a tent reception is really how I envision my wedding. Instead, we'll be using someone else's back yard....We went and looked at an Estate and I really loved it. It has a history to the grounds and I think that things may be starting to come together for us just a tiny bit.. AND I am receiving a brand new diamond engagement ring for having to wait so long, courtesy of Neil Lane! Funny how things work out when you least expect it.

Wedding Details to come......

But I will leave you with a sneak peak!
Here is a vintage photo of the Estate we want to marry at.


  1. Gorgeous estate! I am so glad things are looking up for you! Things will all fall into place. And you are right, God will take care of it.

  2. Lauren,
    That estate is gorgeous! I am so glad that you are feeling better about things. This post of yours is reminding me to try to stay positive through uncertainty. Looking forward to seeing wedding details!

  3. I can't wait to see your wedding. You are going to be a beautiful bride. All the rest will fall into place.

  4. such a stunning estate...i can imagine an amazing day set for you and the mr there!
    i'm so glad to hear that your spirits have been've got a wonderful attitude and perspective on it all. it too me for what seems like forever to truly trust and believe in "one day at a time," and once i shined differently and brighter.
    i'm wishing you all the best, lauren!!
    have a sweet night <3

  5. Beautiful! I certainly hope that you guys get married when and where you want. All other things are just minute details. You are going to be gorgeous whether you get your dream gown or your tank top and flip flops. Praying for peace for you!!!

  6. stunning and elegant! love it

  7. I wish you all the best. I certainly look forward to the wedding pics!

  8. Thats a dream wedding location! I love that it has history..beautiful!!



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