Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I am not really sure where to begin... I guess saying, YAY I got married would be a great start. Mark and I had been battling on whether we wanted to wait until March or get married earlier. We had talked about it for about a month, and I finally called my stake president. Much to my surprise he had barely sent in my sealing cancellation papers that week! This was extremely depressing because he was suppose to have sent them in two months before that!! That night Mark and I prayed about it and felt we should get married. The next day we told our parents that we were getting married that Friday. Granted, it wasn't much of a notice, but Mark's mom did such a wonderful job in putting things together. I feel so blessed to have married into such a wonderful family!! And I know I have a lot to learn from them. Thank you to my wonderful family for coming, it meant the world!! Especially Kendi, who made it a point this time to be there!!

Married life has been wonderful. I often have to stop myself and realize how great Mark is. I don't think I could have found anyone better for me or for Grant. For those that don't know, last week I received a call from my mom. She told me that there was a letter there from the first presidency. I told her that she could open it, and there it was... My sealing cancellation had been approved THREE weeks after being sent!!! I was in disbelief and sad. I love this man SO much, and the thought that we aren't for forever yet tore my heart apart. I was fearful on how Mark would react. When he got home, I couldn't help the tears from falling, and he threw his arms around me. He assured me that he didn't regret marrying me when he did. He is amazing. I don't think I have any words for him. Round two was well worth round one. Mark has been everything, and more! I still struggle with walls that I constantly put up to protect myself, but he patiently waits for me to figure things out.

I watch him with Grant, and I know that I am blessed with marrying a man who wants to be Grant's father. He does things with Grant, and understands the challenges Grant has with his age. My favorite thing is watching Grant get excited because Daddy's home. I love that Mark kisses him goodnight and tells him that he loves him. It is more than I could have ever have asked for. Mark truly is my other half, my better half. I love him more than I could have ever thought I could love someone.


Malita Bingham said...

Congratulations Rachel! I am so happy for you. I wish I could have been there for your happy day!

Kendi said...

I hope that through this written communication you can sense my feeling of joy over the blessing that has come into your life! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I know that you will find your greatest joy from this special union. Thank goodness for modern technology that helped you find him!!!!

I want you to know that I am so grateful we were able to attend your wedding. I have felt feelings of guilt over having missed your first and so I was not going to let that happen again. I wanted you to know that I care about you and support what you have done. I will be there for your sealing too!

I love you Rachel and I am proud of you! You are doing a wonderful job! Time will heal all wounds and I know Mark will help you overcome the things that have left big hurts in your life. Eventually, you will be passed the things of the past!

I am so glad we are sisters!