May 16th seemed like a good day to get married.
But in all seriousness, yes, we did move the date of the wedding up, and yes, it was the best decision of my life. After much prayer and discussion, we both uncovered our discomfort with August 6th as a wedding date. There are many more reasons than there is time to elaborate on why we decided to marry sooner, but it ultimately came down to trusting that we were being obedient to what the Lord was leading us into.
The way of the Lord is a mysterious path, that all those who walk it must be daring to lay down and die a million deaths. daily. God laid my wedding on the altar, asking for it. More than all my girlish fantasies of happily-ever-after and having everything picture-perfect and orderly, he wanted my heart and trust. He assured me after all that I was getting an infinitely better marriage than a wedding. And boy, is there a big difference: a wedding is one glorious day, but a marriage is daily. I have it everyday, and ultimately that is more important than any primo wedding that could be fabricated by enormous wealth (which we don't have anyway.... hah)
We've only begun to uncover the wealth of blessing and growth that God has started. It feels like this is the way life was meant to be lived, the two of us together, doing life. Completely normal. Completely amazing.
Keep us in your prayers. It is the Lord who has begun this good work, and the Lord who will keep it going. He is the head of our life, and we are devoted to His life.