Friday, July 11, 2014

A Glimpse Into The Whirlwind

If you know me at all, you know I use writing as my outlet. So if anything, it should be a surprise that it's taken me this long to get a blog. My life is bursting at the seams with changes right now and I know later on I'm going to want to look back on this whirlwind and remember it all. So I've decided to make Letters-From-Lexie my journal. Feel free to follow along as I stumble my way through life one day at a time.

Life's been crazy the past few months. Starting with Braxton and I getting engaged in February. We laugh all the time about this, because I never would have pictured myself getting married this young. I always saw myself waiting until late twenties or early thirties to settle down and get married. And here I am, getting married at 19. Crazy. But the thing is, I didn't see myself finding someone as great as Braxton and I DEFINITELY didn't see myself finding him this fast. But I strongly believe that the universe has a knack for throwing curve balls at me, and I've learned to expect the unexpected. Braxton is better than any guy I could have ever come up with in my imagination. He's smart, passionate, loving, and always excited to try new things. He challenges me every day to be a better person and that's exactly what I need. So it didn't take me long to realize my search for "the one" was over.

After the excitement from the proposal died down a little, I realized this whole wedding thing was going to take a whole lot of planning and work. Between school, a full time job, and trying to spend as much time as possible with Braxton before he left for Texas for the summer, we tried to get as much as we could done with wedding planning. My family even drove across the country to Utah to help with things for a week. In these few chaotic months, we somehow managed to get engagement pictures done, order the bridesmaid dresses, pick out the groomsmen's ties, find a wedding dress, and get a million other details crossed off the list. As crazy as it was, we didn't want the semester to end because we knew what it meant. -- Braxton was leaving for Texas for the summer to sell pest control and I would be headed back to Michigan to nanny all summer and finish wedding planning. But before we knew it we were saying goodbye at the airport and headed our separate ways. 

As difficult as it has been to be apart this summer, I can honestly say I am thankful for this trial that God gave us. It's only made us stronger and brought us closer together. I try to stay occupied this summer with nannying my three favorite kids, teaching piano lessons, and working on the endless list of things to do before the wedding. 

It's been crazy, but a good kind of crazy. The kind that you'll look back at later and smile about. I'm so blessed with this wonderful life I've been given and I can honestly say I wouldn't want it any other way. 


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