Wedding planning is fun, wonderful, time consuming, full of waiting, and at times, very stressful. I enjoy it... Just maybe not on this fast of a timeframe. But a friend at work is more stressed than me, getting married in September, and they've been engaged since around November (I think). So I'm NOT convinced that a short engagement=a lot more stress.
Their budget is 6x what ours is--and they're feeling the budget constraints just like us. Isn't that interesting? It seems a wedding will take whatever you give it: money, time, stress, energy. If you give it your life, it'll take your life.
I'm so thankful that the most stressful thing in my life is planning my WEDDING. If the most stressful thing was an income tax class, or a hard family situation, or a terrible job, that would be hard and sad. So even tho this is hard, it's a happy hard! I'm thankful in the busyness that's really catching up to me and wearing me out. I'm so, so thankful.
No, this season is not just "the best ever." Some friends say, "Lucky you--you're engaged and are getting married. You must always be happy." And I get why it would seem that way, but this season IS hard. Good, happy hard, but still hard! I still have to choose joy. Marriage and engagement doesnt solve all of life's problems. Having a guy doesn't make you happy. Only the Lord satisfies.
And this Lord is gracious when I'm exhausted, when I'm happy, when I'm struggling, when I'm working, when I'm wedding planning, when I'm short with people, when I succeed, and when I fail. - 2 hours ago