Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chapter One of the Great Story

Now at last they were 
beginning Chapter One
of the Great Story
no one on earth
has ever read,
which goes on forever:
in which every chapter
is better than the one before.
-C.S. Lewis


If you follow my ever-growing Pinterest boards, you've probably guessed my secret: I am getting married.  

I am getting married!

Our story is, as you'd expect, thrilling. Moving. And deeply, deeply beautiful. At least, we think so. Do you know what it is to have found the one God has for you? It is transforming. It is freeing. It leaves you with the profound sense of being utterly loved- not just by the one who's holding your hand, but by the One who's been holding your heart... moving, waiting, loving...

I am getting married!

We are excited to tell our story and share our experience(s). For now, we are planning a fall wedding stuffed with all the lovely people, music, candles and flowers we can pull off. Since I will have six months to plan this wedding, it's going to require every bit of creativity and DIY projects I can manage. Yipes!

For those who've asked, the cabin project is on hold for a year or two- until we can tackle it together- and we've decided to relocate it to a former national wilderness property where we own five acres. He wants to get a goat or two. I want more chickens. We both want to start a family. But for now, we're dreaming of a wedding day, making a home for two, and starting our Great Story.

I am getting married! -Brin

45 comments:

Carissa Anne said...

I had a feeling this was the case.
You have pinned some beautiful wedding ideas.
Congratulations!!!! :-)

Happily
Ever
After

Sarah said...

Consider me, your lovely "niece", your DIY indentured servant.

Lulu said...

congrats

Rosemary said...

How exciting! I saw the wedding stuff you pinned :) Congrats! Still looking forward to the cabin redo.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping so when I saw your Pinterest boards!! Congratulations!!!! SO happy for you & can't wait to hear your story!!! :)
Sarah

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations! Happy news indeed! How exciting! Twyla

vintage girl at heart said...

Lovely!!
So happy for you!!
Blessings~

June said...

I am so excited for you!! Have been anxiously awaiting an update from you about the cabin and life, etc..... I am happy for both of you to begin "the Great Story"!

June

Marla said...

Congratulations and best wishes!
So happy to hear the good news.
Looking forward to your wedding posts and someday the finished cabin!

Hollace said...

Wonderful news! Great happiness shared with you. I like the way you said "the one holding your hand and the One who's been holding your heart." So happy for you!

Debi said...

Congratulations!

Christine said...

What wonderful news, congratulations Brin!

rachel said...

Just, congratulations. That is wonderful!

M. Emily said...

Yay!

Vada said...

Congratulations, Brin! So nice to hear you sounding so happy! I am glad to see the cabin project is only being put on hold and not being abandoned completely. Best wishes.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I had a feeling!!!! I'm SOOOOOO happy for you, thrilled!!!! Even more excited to see a post! Keep them coming and keep us updated! Congrats!!

Veronica said...

Congratulations! That is truly wonderful!!!

Timber said...

Yay!! Don't even know you, but so happy for you - I'm one of the many that went all the way to the beginning of your blog a couple of years ago, and got to know you just a bit through it - wishing you all kinds of great joy and happiness and blessings of our Lord. Congrats!

Adrienne said...

I am overjoyed! And thrilled beyond words. I love it when God puts two people together - two that He has hand-chosen. I can't wait to hear more. Now, over to find your Pinterest board. Wishing your very best during these next months. And beyond!
~Adrienne~

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

So happy for you!!!!

Rebecca said...

I knew it!! I've spent months being suspicious because yes, I do follow your pinterest boards. So happy for you Brin. I do hope you'll share your planning and happiness with us on your blog. Much love and big kisses... Rebecca

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

Congrats!!! I knew something was up! I kept checking to see if you put up a new blog post and then I did see the pins. :) So happy for you!!!! Please don't leave us hanging too long.

betty r said...

Congratulations to you Brin and your beloved! I am so happy for you!! Such exciting news. God's richest blessings to both of you.

Kacie said...

So happy - been waiting for you to announce it here ever since you tweeted the pic of your ring! Congrats!!

Trudy said...

Congratulations! You inspire us so hopefully you'll blog the great story.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brin,
You're going to have to change the name of your blog and drop the "Messy" to "Married"!
Congrats!
Sue

Patsy from Illinois said...

Congratulations and prayers for a long and loving life.

Patsy from Illinois said...

Congratulations and prayers for a long and loving life.

Leigh Ann said...

Oh, my gosh....I just checked in as I have periodically to check on the progress of your cabin. Well this was much better news! I am so happy for you. You have waited patiently and God has honored that.
Thrilled for you beyond measure!

Leigh Ann said...

You have waited paitently and God has honored that. He has given you the desires of you heart. I am so thrilled for you and the husband to be.

Sissy said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you!

Gracie G. said...

yay, yay, yay!!! I was so sure you were getting married based on your pinterest board activity. :) Congratulations!

Gracie G. said...

So excited for you!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I had a feeling you were keeping a secret! Congratulations and looking forward to hearing more!

jAne said...

i had a feeling that's what is in the works. :) sweet congratulations, dear brin. i pray your are blessed in the planning-preparing-pleasures of such a wonderful happening.

Feisty said...

Congratulations! I have been reading you for years and am so happy to hear about this joy in your life. Many blessings on you both. It sounds like you share a great vision for the future!

Jen said...

Oh my - congratulations!!! I've been checking back here and there wondering how you were. Now THAT is some exciting news! Praise God for the beauty of marriage. Blessings on your journey. We had an outdoor autumn wedding with a horse and carriage, violin music floating on the breeze, pumpkins, hay - perfection. You're going to loooove it!

Jen said...

Aw!!!I'm so happy and excited for you!!God is so awesome!!

Sue said...

I just knew it!! So thrilled for you both!!!!! Waiting to read more.....

Lallee said...

So very, very, very happy for you, Brin. I know God will entwine His very best of blessings on your marriage!

Rox said...

Oh My Goodness!!!
I am so excited for you... so excited. I have followed you for so long and this is such sweet wonderful news :)
I am so eager to see what you do with your fabulous taste and DIYness ;)
Congrats!!
xo
Roxanne

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Beautiful wishes for you both. I have followed from the beginning so I know how long the wait has been. I wish I could live in a wilderness

sister sheri said...

Beautiful! Congratulations, Brin!

Vee said...

So happy to read this news. How wonderful!

Holley said...

Great!