So it's crazy how things come together even when you're so deep down in chaos that it seems like all you can do is hang on.
And people say we are only given what we can handle... and lord we have been handling a ton.
Car e-break went out while car was parked on a hill. Rolled into a range rover and back end totalled. In the shop for a month.
Found out I had to have surgery and the recovery was 6 full weeks (no sex and less working out).
Found out my dog of almost 8 years has stage 3 lymphoma and is dying... but still scrappy and trying to give us her best while planning the wedding.
My best friend found out she was pregnant within very bad circumstances. And she is one of my closest friends needing a ton of support right now.
Our officiant backed out because he was angry that we are having a kid free wedding.
My FMIL got super controlling with the rehearsal dinner. And it was chaos.
The wedding costs are almost double what we had hoped.
Interviewed for the biggest job of my career. So scary and overwhelming and awesome. But just had to carry the anxiousness about waiting to hear the outcome.
We have argued over silly ness.
But.... we stayed the course.
Went to couples counseling.
Got the car fixed.
Found out that I have a cancer free bill of health, post surgery.
Got the pup on CBD and steroids to buy her more healthy days and time.
Resolved the issue with the rehearsal dinner.
A different amazing friend stepped up to offer to marry us!
And today while we were driving to get our marriage license I got the call that I landed my dream job!!!!!!
We have a ton to be grateful for. Although the wedding is costly and we are paying for it ourselves... I'm grateful that we had the money in the bank and could pay for it all, remain debt free, and pay off another 1/3 of my student loan. We may not be super stacked in the bank now but we don't have anything left to pay for the wedding.
We may have argued and gotten stressed but we pulled together and worked on us and pushed through to be stronger.
I'm on top of the world! I am so ready to marry this man and take huge next steps in our lives together!
I guess I wish I would have read a post like this when I was in the middle if the stress and chaos. I think it would have made me calm down a little hahaha.