I decided back in October of 2007 to start a count down for steve and I. i didn't wanna count down 365 days that was way too many to keep track of... so i decided on months being in Texas at the time i decided that on the 11th of every month leading up to our wedding I would give Steve a card. I write a personal note in each one just commenting on how much i love him how excited i am about our wedding. I remind him of the blessings we've recieved in the month and the work God is doing in us. I put leaves in each card one leaf for each month left until we get married... Its amazing to me how quickly the last 8 months have flown by... Steve and i are realizing we only have 4 more months to really make this wedding happen and we're a little flustered but things are much better now we have a source of income from my (still crummy) job that doesn't pay often enough. We have all the ground work laid we just have to make it a reality with the finances... but its so easy to get overwhelmed and rushed. For me giving my love a card on the 11th of every month is a simple reminder that its not all about pumpkin cake and orange orchids, too small wedding dresses and sparkly wedding bands or a photographer we still haven't booked. It is about Steve and I and our future and our life together the lessons God is teaching us the trials He's putting before us and we give Him ALL the glory we have trusted Him in every step of our relationship thus far we have seen Him do miraculous wonderful things we never could have imagined... It is about us him working thru us our blessings are so rich...but I still can't wait to eat pumpkin cake!!