Saturday, February 28, 2015

I want to Remember that

From Feburary 15th-17th, Haig was stuck at my house because we got a huge snow storm. We spent a lot of time talking and cuddling days before our wedding.

On Wednesday, February 18th I had one of the scariest things happen to me. I fainted and split my forehead open a little. I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. My sister and my future husband met me there and took care of me for the rest of the day and evening. I spent the next day in bed trying to relax.

On Friday, February 20th, we got stopped in Aulac, New Brunswick for 6 hours while we were on our way to Nova Scotia. It was one of the biggest challenges and a frustrating afternoon. When they finally opened the highway, it was a terrible drive and I prayed constantly that we would get there safely.

I want to remember that, after it all, we made it to Dartmouth Nova Scotia, to the Canada Halifax Temple and we were sealed for time and all Eternity on February 21st 2015. Nothing was going to stop us. Absolutely nothing.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

our love, I can't explain it

I remember nights and days driving to and from school, just missing him. I would wonder what he was doing, who he might be teaching, what he was teaching, sometimes even wondering what he was wearing. I missed everything about him. His sweet smile, the way he knows how to make me laugh, the fact that he knows how to be sincere, our late night conversations when we were hours away from each other. It was always so funny to know that we would get married, but not exactly knowing when. I remember days before he got home, I just thought I would take my time mentioning it. I will never forget driving his sister to work one afternoon and he finally said it would be sooner than I thought it would be. I will never forget how I felt in that moment. How I felt driving to Granny's that night listening to "I Will" by Matchbox 20.

"tonight, looking back on all this life, 
its funny how the time goes by, and how sometimes it slides away..."

Thinking about it now even makes me so emotional. I said a prayer in the car before going up to the apartment that night knowing with all my heart that I wanted him Forever. I knew that everything in my life had led up to this decision. I knew without a doubt. Feeling the spirit is such an amazing experience, and I felt so much comfort and peace during this time. I knew there was a lot ahead. I was starting my last semester at school and I knew it would be busy. I was trying to work hard and get as many hours as possible. I didn't know how I would plan a wedding while all of this was going on.

But I knew that it was right. Haig and I continued to talk a lot about it all, and we made the decision and set a date. Looking back on it now it, I am not surprised that we were not as scared as we were. This was right and good, and it was going to work our.

It all worked out.

 I am so happy we have so much support and love during this time. My friends have been amazing and so wonderful. I wish I could spend time with more of them, especially ones that are far away, but I feel their love.

My heart is in such a happy place. I can't describe it. Today, I get to marry my best friend. Not just for this life, but for Forever. I talked to someone about being in the temple earlier this week, and they said it was an amazing experience and they took all the time they needed to take it all in. I hope we can do the same. We have invited our close family and a couple of friends have we have been close with for a long time. It will be hard not to have other family members and friends there, but we hope they know that this is how we want to be married and we have received a lot of support in that.

Two weeks ago, we went to be interviewed by the Stake President to go to the temple. It was a great experience and he instructed me about what I should be doing in the coming months and what we should do as a couple. It was really helpful. I am happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and to receive inspiration and council from church leaders. We are truly blessed to have these individuals in our lives. On the drive home, I thought of how Haig looked at me that night years ago when he told me he knew he would marry me. It looked like I could see the rest of my life when I looked into his eyes. I can't explain our love. It's defiantly something else that's for sure. I hope that the people I love can have a love like this someday too.

Love is such a beautiful thing. When someone becomes your world, your entire reason for existance, it feels spectacular.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

more than a pretty face...

There is more to a foundation of eternal marriage than a pretty face or an attractive figure. There is more to consider than popularity or charisma. As you seek an eternal companion, look for someone who is developing the essential attributes that bring happiness: a deep love of the Lord and of His commandments, a determination to live them, one that is kindly understanding, forgiving of others, and willing to give of self, with the desire to have a family crowned with beautiful children and a commitment to teach them the principles of truth in the home. An essential priority of a prospective wife is the desire to be a wife and mother. She should be developing the sacred qualities that God has given His daughters to excel as a wife and mother: patience, kindliness, a love of children, and a desire to care for them rather than seeking professional pursuits. She should be acquiring a good education to prepare for the demands of motherhood. A prospective husband should also honor his priesthood and use it in service to others. Seek a man who accepts his role as provider of the necessities of life, has the capacity to do it, and is making concerted efforts to prepare himself to fulfill those responsibilities.
 -Richard G. Scott

Successful eternal marriages are built on the foundation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and adherence to His teachings.  I have observed that couples who have made their marriages priceless practice the patterns of faith: they attend sacrament and other meetings every week, hold family home evening, pray and study the scriptures together and as individuals, and pay an honest tithing. Their mutual quest is to be obedient and good.Faith is the foundation of every virtue that strengthens marriage. Strengthening faith strengthens marriage. Faith grows as we keep the commandments, and so do the harmony and joy in marriage. Thus, keeping the commandments is fundamental to establishing strong eternal marriages. Watch and learn: faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation of happy eternal marriages.
 -L. Whitney Clayton

She will be yours and yours alone, regardless of the circumstances of your lives. You will be hers and hers alone. There can be eyes for none other. There must be absolute loyalty, undeviating loyalty one to another. Hopefully you will marry her forever, in the house of the Lord, under the authority of the everlasting priesthood. Through all the days of your lives, you must be as true one to another as the polar star.
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

sister {love}

this is what's going on

My life has been treating me pretty well. Being engaged is nice and all, but I am certainly loving having Haig around so much more. He is such a hard worker! He was working nights for a couple of weeks and I was so proud of him. His sleep schedule got a little messed up, but he pulled through it and now he is starting days again. I have also been surprising myself. I always seem to manage to get more done than what is needed. In the last couple of weeks, including the snow days, I have finished assignments, wrote a term paper, wrote a crazy test that I was super nervous for (but I got 85%!) and started an internship with a community organization. I also work 6 hours a week and I love spending time with the kids. Haig and I had to go to Amherst one Sunday to meet our Stake President and we enjoyed making a little day trip over together. We like watching movies at the apartment and cooking meals together. I still like spending time at home working on little projects and watching TV with my mom and sister. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

happy love day

when Haig got home in September, I had no idea what was going to happen. I knew we would get married at some point, but maybe not until I was finished school. We both prayed about it, and we got an answer. We are falling more and more in love as we get closer to February 21st. I know that falling in love won't stop there. We will be together forever, my forever valentine. I love you Haig Pinsent!

Monday, February 9, 2015

relief society bridal shower

hahahhahahahha ^^^ 

I felt so much love this night. I have always wanted a bridal shower at church. The ladies are so lovely and they gave me some really great advice and support!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

50 shades of crap [re-blog]

Men are worth so much more.  Women, we are worth so much more.  Marriage is worth so much more.  We have a divine destiny and heritage, and yes, God wants us to be happy.  That’s not to say that we can’t enjoy intimate relationships in our marriage, but that these relationships should build us up and increase our self-concept of worth and happiness.  They should empower us not break us down.

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