In fourteen days, I will be married. So unbelievable. It wasn’t that long ago that I thought marriage was for all those “grown-ups” who were done being young and having fun but wanted to raise kids.
Alas, here we are. After a near-two-year-long engagement, Natalie and I are getting married in weeks’ time, in Indy. I cannot wait – both for the ceremony itself and the beginning of the marriage. (Additionally, I’m just ready to “move on” to a new chapter of my life.)
Natalie and I have both grown so much the past few years, and I am certain now that we are ready to get married. Two years ago when I proposed, I knew we weren’t yet ready to get married right then, but I was confident that we would be, and confident that it was Natalie I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, share everything with, and, yes, raise children with. But I’m happy to say the Lord has worked in us in so many ways, through several important people, particularly over the last two years.
I’m also very much looking forward to becoming an official resident of Fishers. Don’t get me wrong – Muncie’s been great to me the last five years. In fact, I actually have grown quite accustomed to the “small town” feel (yes, people from truly small towns: it’s a “small town” compared to what I grew up in). I feel that I have made as much of my home as possible, particularly in the past three years since I moved into my house off campus.
But I really like the Town of Fishers. It’s located just across the county line from where I grew up (we lived literally six blocks due south of Fishers), so it’s pretty familiar. Our apartment seems nice and quite large, and I cannot wait to set up our home.
I move in six days; I have already packed most of my stuff. These next six days cannot pass quickly enough!