As of today, the wedding is officially one month away.
This time next month we will be watching our daughter leave our home to begin her new life with the man of her dreams and the one we prayed for through the years.
That's all can say about that today...
The words just aren't there yet to share all the emotions that are bubbling around.
I tend to keep a lid on stuff like this and keep it pushed down inside.
It will seep out soon enough.
the joy. the bitter sweetness. the gratefulness
I've yet to share any of their engagement pictures with y'all so
I thought in honor of "the countdown" I'd do that today.
But we are counting down so much more than just the days left we have to get all the projects finished. And so much more than just counting down to the day that Lydia has dreamed of since she was a little girl.... So much more than counting down to one day...
No, we are counting down the days to her beginning.
We are counting down to the start of a new lifetime.
(First, before we get to the engagement session photos, these are from the very day she got engaged way back in November on Thanksgiving Day... so appropriate.)
My momma running her over with excitement. love this scene.
Showing off her ring....notice Marcus. I'm not sure if he's relieved or more like "what have I gotten myself into?" in this picture. lol
And my favorite....
Her Daddy checking out the ring.
So much could be said about what's going on in this picture.
Now....onto the engagement pics.
These were all taken by April and Paul .
They are a husband and wife team and they will rock your world with their talent...
And yes...he really was playing the banjo in all these pics... and singing from what I've been told.
I think happy people do stuff like that.