Well, its been a very busy engagement. March feels like yesterday, and here we are, three weeks away from the big day. We are currently apart because Natasha is making preparations in Arizona and I am still in Chicago working, but we will be together again in Arizona next week and hopefully after that we will no longer have to be across the country from each other as we were for far too much of our relationship. Thankfully, this separation was preceded by a lengthy period where we could be together every waking moment that I was not at work or she at school.
In a way, this current separation is a good thing. While painful, it reminds me each day of how much I care for Natasha, and our marriage will be that much sweeter in the context of this separation.
While many things are falling into place, the mounting list of details still not attended to threaten to overwhelm us. Its during these times that I for one have to remind myself that it will be worth it when we can enjoy this special moment with our families and friends, and that we can look forward to a joyful, rich, and challenging but rewarding married life. We just have to finish putting together the party that is attendant to the far more important part of the day, the sealing in the temple.
We appreciate everything that various people have done to help and support us during this period of planning and preparation. It will be good when July 12th finally arrives.