29 April 2012

"[all] is well with my soul."

hello, from utah! we have had a fantastic few days with family & sadly, our week is coming to an end.


we celebrated  f o u r  years of loving one another, took out our endowments, and were sealed to one another, our Heavenly Father, and our eventual children - for the eternities - all in a short 4 days.


it was impossible to take it in all at once. love was pouring out of us, every second. we were overwhelmingly joyful. thankful. happier than I can ever remember the both of us being. I know. I am already getting sappy, but this feeling hasn't left yet, and it won't for a long while (I'm betting it never leaves.)

homemade strawberry preserves from my dear aunt!

we have waited so long and worked so unbelievably hard for this. I haven't spoken much of it & I probably won't much after this little spiel because I want this experience of ours to be kept between us and those who were there to share it with us (and most importantly, for it to be respected by those who do not understand the weight of such covenants.)

the view from my grandparents balcony

speaking of. the support that surrounded us was astonishing. from those who encircled us around the alter in the salt lake temple, the simple (most special) gifts, to the souls who waited outside of the temple, just for us, without question. the ones that held tight, and stood by us a year ago when we decided to wait a year to be sealed, even though in the deepest corners of our hearts, it broke us to do so. the ones who understood the significance of the wait & the time we both needed to build up our readiness to come together as one, infinitely. the ones there, through & through. never failing to advocate for us during the darkest of times, and helping us fight for the things that make us the happiest. helping us have faith, that through pain can come the utmost joy.


a lot has happened between now & a year ago to get us to this (most highest) point. and I wouldn't trade it for anything in all the world.


nothing in the vast darkness of this earthly life can separate me from my darling fellow and our eventual cherubs. the sting of death is no longer looming over our heads. we are each others - forever. we are a family. endlessly. I know this, and I will never deny this.
 
we are loved (so absolutely) loved & we are swimming in elation. thank you to those who have traveled this journey with us. we owe you everything.


"[all] is well with my soul."

love, N

11 comments:

  1. So happy for you! I've been following your blogs only for about a year (I think) and you inspire me so much! This post makes me happy to no end, for I am excited to one day be sealed in a temple with my very own eternal family. I wish you the very, very best! <3

    -Leilani

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  2. <3 This makes me so happy. I am overjoyed for you two! God is great.

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  3. So, did you marry in that beautiful temple once again? Does it mean that your love was now sealed in the eyes of God? You looked so beautiful, your dress is awesome!!! I wish you all the best and nothing but endless love and trust for the rest of your lives together!!!

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  4. oh man, i love it all. It makes me even more giddy about it, and i can't wait for me & kent's time !! So happy for you guys, i miss you t'mama. Glad to see you're doing great :')

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  5. I was so excited and happy and delighted for the both of you right up until the read the part about people not respecting your covenants? You know... just because you don't share the same religon or beliefs with everyone out there doesn't mean those people won't respect or understand you marriage or love for each other. Love is a universal language. I think we all understand that, especially those that have followed your blog for so long and have been rooting for you! Have some faith in your fellow man! It is what makes us different that makes us all so beautiful and special and unique too!

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  6. And I AM so incredibly happy for you both. It looks like it was a beautiful, lovely, lovely day!

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations! I need to go to the temple again with my husband as I realize reading your post it has been a while. I remember when I was a little girl and was able to get sealed to my parents when I was five. It is my most precious memory because I know it is part of the reason I wanted a temple marriage so badly.

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  8. Gosh I love you two. So elated for you both, your commitment, and love for one another. So beautiful.

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  9. This is so lovely, I just wish you'd elaborate more. I know you want to keep this personal, I just don't quite understand. I thought you guys got married a while ago? I remember watching the video, so I'm sorry but I'm a bit ignorant. I'm guessing it has something to do with your religion, and I would just really like to understand what it was you did that has you so elated! I'm so happy for you and your husband, I've followed your tumblr and this blog for quite a while. I'm afraid i unfortunately don't know much about the Mormon religion, so I'm a little lost, but I'm still very happy that you're happy :)

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  10. I found your blog today from your beautiful post of your new baby and your post-birth body. Your pictures seeped right into my soul and deadlocked me. I felt a strange connection that made me plow back through your blog to find your wedding pictures. Now I know why god led me here. My boyfriend and I are getting married soon, and have chosen elopement. It is very personal for us, this commitment, and wanted to make our relationship (and the relationship he and I share with his two daughters from a previous marriage) the central focus of the day we decide to make those vows. Thank you for sharing your heart, your art, and your life with us internet readers. I really love your perspective. :)

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