Priorities: What’s Yours?

Maintaining a blog is much harder than I thought. With all the responsibilities and a handful of commitments I juggle along with the overwhelming wedding preps , this is yet the second time to hit the keys since my first entry months ago. Major seatback dont you think? And I sounded a little awful by my defensive start but this is just to lay stress on how busy as a beaver I’ve been these days.

Normally I go to work 5 days a week, 8am – 5 pm (not to mention the not so seldom OTs). The Sabbath which is from sunset of Fridays to sunset of Saturdays is solely dedicated for church activities. The remaining time are spent for whatever I get my hands on which by far is dominated by the preps I was talking about and if I’m lucky which also means “I’m not lazy” I hit the gym which is btw still “W” related. Haha! And I still sleep, check facebook updates (a little time consuming don’t you think?), and have my extended siestas spent usually on day dreaming! Yayks! Some sheepish smiles you’ve got here!

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My DIY calendar ticker I hardly updated!

So, how things went with the preps? Well, pretty good so far! We are almost done with the major stuff. The extra major paperwork which is the license will be on him when he’s back. He’s been away for three straight months for some temporary assignment and it made things a little harder for us but he’s coming soon. Oh, I can’t wait!

image Inspirations I got from internet. Yes, that much!

Now we’re into the details and I tell you, it’s a killer! I sometimes wished we had a full time wedding planner from the start(we could never afford one tho) so I could just nod or say ‘no’. Something my fiance has mastered! I guess they always do that. And for someone whose not a  wedding gate-crasher enthusiast, it’s even more difficult to imagine how things set in (Sigh). But thank God we have PEOPLE around whose equally excited to help us.

And amidts my already chaotic schedule, I still managed to join a contest where I had to complete  30 wedding statuses. I could talk about the preparation, difficulties, insights… just anything! And I was done just few days ago. ‘Twas real fun and inspiring but also time sucking and mind boggling. I have to think of 30 creative post so we could have the chance of winning. I hope we could bag some prizes, oh please! 

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#30DaysToLove

But going back to what I really want to tell you guys, here’s a few thoughts I bear while meditating one fine day.

Yes, I’m getting married but am I really preparing for the marriage or was I just draining all my energies to the wedding that fades off barely after the day ends? As much as every couple deserves a solemn ceremony and a celebration that reflects their style, its their day afterall, couples might want to consider the journey after the wedding. It’s a rough one, they always say! And I’m channeling this reflection directly to me and my partner but any couple on the same boat are welcome to paddle with us.

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Us and the Mayumi’s wishing well at Eden, Toril, Davao City, PH ♥

I’m marrying a preacher, you know that! Although he’s not yet full time but he’ll get there. That means a lot, a huge responsibility on top of the already hard task that doomed a wife. It’s like marrying the brethren, sharing their burdens, and inspiring them in any way you can. Something my mom plays so well and that’s another pressure on me to note. Am I ready? I can only give you silence. I’ll let HIM handle this for me.

To wrap up and this is for everybody… Are the things we deemed essentials and are making us busy buddies really life essentials? This inquiry showcases our priorities which we can only silently answer. It could be our work, family, religion, education, love life, finances, ambition, or mere entertainment. It could be anything! But its worth evaluating because perhaps we’re missing the mark. The mark of prioritizing those REAL life essentials rather than wasting our resources to petty stuff that are sometimes hindering us from achieving the true ETERNAL happiness. You might want to check this out Matthew 6:31-33.

Wheww! That’s a lot! I hate to sound a little preachy here but I just did! I beg your pardon :). This is what happens when you take too long for the next post. Haha! Cheers for one lengthy post right here!

Steffy♥

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Advance Inception

I’m not yet married. Not until a few more months to go (drum roll please!). I could not tell you when exactly but it will happen! Heaven knows how excited I am that I couldn’t count the wasted hours (or precious time) I spent day dreaming about that big day! That glorious walk in my wedding gown with my handsome groom waiting for me and everybody else teary eyed all so excited sharing that moment with us. See? I’m doing it again.

So why “I Married A Preacher”? Same query I asked myself while starting this blog. I could tell you I was having some hard time with the naming part and I was in so much rush and excitement that I couldn’t wait for the moment when my brilliant mind would start working! It’s partly true in a way but I honestly feel this is just perfect. It’s so much me!

The me in advanced thinking mode. I’ve been dreaming to have my own blog. Guess what? I got one (yehey!). I wanted to keep this for long, like forever. So what’s a few months of ackwardness with the dreamt appropriateness for a life time? This will be my not so private space to share my private life’s events with the hope of making good use of my random thoughts that stay cluttered in my head anyway and inspiring reader with my every day “learning” and “unlearning” experiences, which also means making sure those lessons stay in me. When I say private btw, the fact that I’m a private person are just plain random stuffs that make sense to share.

I will be hitched to my sweetheart of 6 years (finally!). It so happen that he’s a preacher and that makes everything special! You see, I’ve been wanting to be a minister’s wife and things are taking place. Coming from the same family background (my dad as a pastor), I definitely know that what awaits me are blissful surprises and uncertainties, and I say, bring it on! I’ll talk about this more in-depth soon. Oh, I can’t wait (I told you the title speaks for me)!

I’m an optimist(I think so). And because wedding stuff is all over me, I don’t want to spoil the moment with the negative “what ifs”. Should my destiny lead me the other way then I could just desert this blog, weep, move on, and maybe start another blog about heartbreaks (crossing fingers though!). But seriously, it will always be God’s will and timing. HE KNOWS BEST!

So this blog is gonna be me in words – straight from my heart in plain language. I might be talking about our crazy wed preps alot this time to the just married adjustments and what goes on. But most specially, the perks and hurts that destined a minister’s wife which I shall rightfully call “The Joy in Ministry”.

Steffy ♥