Monday, September 07, 2015

Wedding dreams

(L-R, best cousins Phoebe, Jane, Claire, and Lydia)

This photo was taken over the weekend at my niece Lindsay's wedding dinner.
It was cute to watch these cute young girls observe the happy bride Lindsay, 
and talk about what they are going to do at their 
future weddings; ie: mermaid wedding dress, 
fresh flowers in their hair, 5 tier wedding cake, 
and one even nailed down the month she insists on getting married: October 
(because of the autumn leaves).
Growing up, I had a wedding folder where I pasted photos I loved,
wedding ideas, dress ideas, and a small journal for my thoughts.
It's one of my most favorite treasures!
I used some of my ideas, but mostly after I met Christian and knew he 
was my soul mate, my other half, and the "one", 
 I just wanted to get married.
I was prepared to make scared promises to God and to my husband in 
the temple where we were sealed forever.
(I also wanted a beautiful dress, engraved announcements, and my 
loved ones close by to celebrate the day with me).
That is what I had.  I wouldn't change one minute of my special day.
Not one.
We didn't have the best photos, cutest cake, or fancy name-places.
But what I had was what I wanted, and what I wanted
I believe was most important.

(I love you Mr. Nielson)

I am speaking at The World Congress of Families on
 October 30th in Salt Lake City, Utah
along with Russell M. Ballard and other powerful 
speakers and presenters.  
You can learn more HERE