Monday, June 16, 2014

Waiting Makes Everything Sweeter

I never thought we'd have to wait 2.5 years to open all of our beautiful wedding gifts, but I have to say, there's something very exciting, something giddy and happy, about performing this newlywed ritual months and months after we could realistically be called newlyweds. Our gifts had been boxed up and tucked away until this past week when we finally retrieved them and starting going through each special package, one by one.

Some of them are things we carefully picked out online for our registry when we were first engaged and we're just now getting to see in person how perfect those simple white dishes are. Some are bridal shower gifts that bring back the sweetest memories when I see them again (of a day positively brimming with the most heartfelt kind of love) and it's such a pleasure to show them to my husband and tell him a story about that day. Some are gifts that we took the quickest peek at the morning after our wedding before catching the train to New York. Now, when we open them again, we can savor them and turn them over in our hands and re-live that morning. With each gift we're reminded of how thoughtful and kind and generous our families and our friends are. And we're reminded of that most special time in our lives when we were just becoming husband and wife.

You'd think I'd have learned this lesson by now, but please feel free to remind me of it whenever I'm acting anxious/impatient/sick and tired of waiting.

The waiting makes everything sweeter.


  1. You must be having so much fun!

  2. I am! And hooray! You can comment again! :)

  3. Awe this warms my heart! That us such a good reminder! We all know it but when we are in the waiting phase it can be so hard! Enjoy all of your gifts and reminiscing!

  4. that is such a lovely though. I can't wait to experience this when Jon moves over - I've been using some of our wedding presents without him, because they're here in the States with me, but it will be so fun to share them with him.

  5. I know exactly what you're going through being apart in your early months of marriage. It's no fun right now but believe me when I say that it truly will make your reunion (and all the months after) that much sweeter. You'll appreciate every little thing you can do together that you couldn't before, and it'll make your everyday, regular life feel so incredibly rich and exciting!


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