Tuesday, May 21, 2013


As I sit here in my bedroom, writing another blog post... I'm just thinking about life. Has it really hit me yet? That I get married in 4 tiny days. My life is about to change dramatically...

but I can't help but smile about that. God has done so much in my life, to prepare me for this huge moment. The past 9 months have been spent prepping every little detail for this one single day.
Last night, I was put into a new perspective. It's not about what my hair looks like, or if the bustle on my dress doesn't turn out just right, or even if I can't find the perfect 3 tiered cupcake holder...

What does matter, is that at the end of the day, I will be Caleb's wife. I will be his everything, for the rest of forever. To some people, the thought of marriage is scary... committing yourself to one person, and one person alone, for the rest of your lives together. For me?
It's exciting, and I'm ready.

As I sit here to finish writing my vows to Caleb, I can't help but get emotional. I know, I know...I'm not typically all mushy gushy on my blog....but all I can feel right now is this lump in my throat.
Not a bad one.
But a good lump, full of joy...happy tears, giddiness. I truly feel that I'm waiting to begin the rest of my life. I'm just so lucky I get to spend it with him.

So, Caleb...if you're reading this. Get ready.
You get to live with me in just a few days...and then you'll find out just how weird I am.

You might come home & hear the stereo blaring Thriller throughout the house...
we might have cereal for dinner every night for the first year...
I'll eat entirely too much Skyline Chili and not be sorry about it...
my socks will never match...
I steal the covers...
& sometimes talk in my sleep.
I probably won't apologize about the amounts of shoes I own...
or lotions... or the fact that I always have at least 3 shower gels in use all year round...

You will receive encouragement when you need it...
and silence where appropriate...
Patience through the rough days
and joy where celebration is due.
Prayer for any anxieties, and comfort for your heartaches.
Most of all...you will never have to doubt my love.
It's always there.
Thanks for being my man... you rock ;)

Now lets get married, already.


  1. Kayla, this is the sweetest post. You made me get teary reading it! I am so thrilled for you and have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog, and reading about the details and planning of your wedding. You are too cute and I can't wait to see more about your actual day!! :)

  2. I absolutely love everything about this post. You are amazing and you and Caleb are going to have an amazing life together. This seriously started my day off on the right foot. :) love love love

  3. Seriously it needs to be Saturday already so you and Caleb can be married!! I have really enjoyed reading your posts these last few weeks - your happiness is just oozing in every one of them and I love how you're excited just to be Caleb's wife! I know you will have an amazing day and I can't wait to read about it!

  4. The love you two share is so wonderful! Y'all are going to have the best forever :)

  5. EEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Sorry, that's really about all I can do this week!! I'm so excited for you both :) Marriage is amazing and you two are truly a match made in heaven! God knew what he was doing all along!! ;) LOVE YOU!

  6. Kayla, this post is the sweetest thing! I love everything about it!! I wish nothing but the best for You and Caleb! Happy Wedding Week!! :)

  7. Kayla! Tears...you brought such happy tears to my eyes!! You two are going to be amazing together - even more than you already are!! :)

  8. Ah this is just so exciting!! Your wedding posts are always full of such love! I know you guys are going to have a PERFECT day and a wonderful marriage :) :) Can't wait to hear about it/see pictures!

  9. is it weird that I'm as excited for your wedding as mine and I cannot wait to see what life has in store once y'all are married!

  10. just beautiful. so excited for you! marriage is such a wonderful gift and i wish you both the best :)

  11. That is so sweet. you're going to love being married. It doesn't even matter if you do eat cereal for a year, because you have each other, and you have God, and that's all that matters.

  12. love your love for your guy and how excited you are to be married. so sweet. four more days, yay!

  13. I literally have tears in my eyes. This is the sweetest post ever!

  14. this is too sweet! i'm SO excited for you missy!! Your going to be make a GORGEOUS bride! Can't wait to see pictures!!

  15. This is so sweet. The "silence where appropriate" line makes you wise beyond your years. I've been married for almost 5 years and I still struggle with this one.

  16. This is so amazing! You truly know the real meaning of marriage! It isn't about all the details of the wedding, its about geting to spend your life with the person you love and it's very evident that you truly love your fiance (soon to be husband in a few days! so excited for you!)

    - Carrie

  17. I love this post!! I can't wait to be this happy and giddy 4 days before my wedding!! :)

  18. This is SO sweet! Best wishes to you on your wedding day! Can't wait to read all about it!!

  19. You are an amazing Grand-daughter. This made me teary eyed and you are so wise beyond your young life. You and Caleb will have a good life together. God has many plans for the two of you I am sure. I can barely contain myself until Saturday. I love you sweetness so much.

  20. This made me tear up! I'm so excited for you two to begin your adventure together! :-)

  21. Caleb is one lucky man, that's for sure. You two are going to be so great together. No shame in cereal for dinner every night (that's what I had for lunch actually).

  22. I'm in tears. The love that Caleb and you have for one another is inspiring! It's a model relationship that I strive to one day have. I've been reading one post after another and had to leave a comment. Three more days, congrats!! So happy for your wedding!

  23. I am so excited for you and Caleb to reach this amazing point in your lives together! Your relationship seems so genuine and wonderful. I can't wait to see/read more about your big day!


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