Words on the Wind

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107 Days

"It's not just a shiny new ring, its a silent promise of eternity."

“It’s not just a shiny new ring, its a silent promise of eternity.”

I’m counting down the days to my wedding! My love and I have set our date and ordered our invitations. It’s funny how  much closer I feel like we have grown since he placed this ring on my finger and asked the question. I feel like we are more open with each other. The time we are forced to spend apart grows more and more unbearable.

We have started pre-marital counseling and have had a blast so far. It is such a wonderful process this marriage thing. I love it and I am thankful my soon-to-be-husband and I are both enjoying it as it brings us closer together. The coming weeks will bring our engagement shoot! What fun that will be!



Engaged at 19

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for them in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”         1 Timothy 4:12

Yes, my fiancé and I are nineteen years old, and this Friday evening my dearest love proposed to me after he took me on a picnic by the river. I am truly excited and ever so blessed to be engaged to the most amazing man alive. There isn’t a soul on this beautiful Earth like him. Our plan in to be married in early August.

This engagement is a huge leap of faith for us. We have done nothing but pray about it for months and months, seek advising from one of our pastors, and budget, budget, budget! The two of us also went to our parents for advice, mine who support it fully, and my love’s who are a little less excited.

So why did we decide to go ahead and get married after I finish my first year of college and right before my fiancé starts his? Because we love each other. We are ready to promise our eternal love for each other in an everlasting vow before God. We don’t want to be across the state from one another at two separate universities. We want to experience life together young. Life is too short, we want forever together.

It will be hard, yes. It will be challenging knowing there are people, and a father, who don’t support our decision to wed so young, but our love is strong and our faith in God is stronger. I can’t wait to begin this journey through life with my best friend at my side.

If you have any advice for us, please feel free to share.

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Top Five Qualities I Would Look For in a Spouse

I am a single eighteen-year-old girl, and I find the qualities of a person’s character to be very important.   In a spouse, however, that importance of character quality multiplies ten fold.   Your spouse is someone you make a promise to love truly and eternally.   The person you choose to spend your life with needs to be someone you will always love and who will always love you.   When that happy day comes, when I make that promise to the man I am preparing to marry, it means I have found a man who has the top five qualities I most admire.

These five qualities are:

1. Faithfulness.   I want a spouse who will be always and forever faithful to the promise he is going to make me and God when he prepares to marry me.

2. Trust.   I want a spouse who I can trust fully and completely, and I want him to have trust in me as well.

3. Love.   I want a spouse who overflows with a never-ending love for me and for his family.   Even for the world around him.   I want him to be loving – but to give the best of it to me.

4. Kindness.   I want a spouse who is kind to the young and old, rich and poor, high and low, animals, nature, life, just the world in general.   I want him to have a loving and kind heart.

5. Strength.   I want a spouse who has spiritual strength, mental strength, and physical strength.   I want him to have the strength to stand up for me and for himself.   I would need him to be my protector and defender.   I want him to be my hero.

Hey……A girl can dream.