Sometimes it is messy. Sometimes it is busy. Sometimes you just need to sit down and do nothing and breathe.
Sometimes all you can really do at the end of the day is look ridiculous because you need to work out and the most fun way to do that is hula hooping on Wii Fit Plus without an actual hula hoop. (And sometimes your fiance will just laugh at you because you are sore from hula-hooping in the middle of a room without a hula hoop.)
But life is good. Life is now. Life doesn’t begin when I get married or when I graduate from college or when we start a family.
Susan, Queen of Narnia, forgot what she once was and left behind Narnia as a place of make believe in favor of growing up and maturing.
Oh, may I never fly through this phase of life, forgetting the treasures it holds!
This is what life looks like now:
It is full of planning a wedding.
It is full of quality time with international students, with middle school girls, and with sweet friends.
It is full of cleaning and organizing and throwing things away.
It is full of love and family and traveling.
It is full of celebrating and mourning.
There is a time for all of these things, and all of these things are worth the time.