Today we have officially reached the 2 month countdown. Is this the point where I start counting in days, versus months? I mean, our wedding website has shown days for….well, since the day I created it. So I guess I will get on board…60 days. Sixty days, y’all. I spent several hours sitting at our dining room table on Saturday folding, stuffing, stamping, stuffing, more stamping and writing out addresses on our wedding invitations. I’m currently staring at the box full of them, ready to be mailed out today.
I’m not sure how we know so. many. people. But, I do know that what matters most is sharing the biggest day in both of our lives thus far with those we are closest to. We are both blessed with fairly big families, and some good friends, and some family that are also good friends!
J and I were at one of his sisters’ houses yesterday for Easter and as one of his nieces introduced me to her neighbor, I heard a few of his (grown, with kids of their own) nieces say that I would be their…aunt. It was so weird to hear. Why, you ask? Because these nieces are all of 5-10 years younger than me. It cracks me up. J’s sisters are all a good bit older than him, so most of his nieces and his nephew are in their mid- to late-twenties. One may be thirty. I will be 35 in August. But, whatever the “title” is, I love these girls, and this family, and I’m very fortunate that I have a good relationship with them all. I know not a lot of people are so blessed.
So, as we count down the last 60 days before the big day, I know just how lucky I am. Not only for the man that I’m about to marry, but for the family that I am also inheriting. And on the flip side, my family adores him as well. And, how could they not??