Two more days. Oh my goodness! I can't believe the time is actually here.
In just two days I will be Mrs. Jill Cruz. Wow! This is such an exciting time in my life, I can't contain my happiness. I think that a part of me always knew that we would finally get here, to this point, and be so much in love. But we had to face the greatest of hardships - and for that I am so grateful because it was during these hardships that we learned so much about one another and actually fell so deeply in love again.
We are so lucky. I feel so very blessed. Everything is just coming together so nicely for our wedding, I can't wait to share all the details. I can't wait until I am able to post pictures!
This wedding is everything I ever dreamed of. We are getting married in the Church that brought us together again. We are celebrating with 186 of our closest family and friends. I have my absolute DREAM wedding gown (Maggie Sottero Victoriana, if you want a peek). Our son is wearing an adorable tuxedo that matches Mark. My sister will be at my side as matron of honour, and my father will FINALLY walk me down the isle after wishing for ten years on shooting stars and birthday candles (after learning of his illnesses).
I am trying so hard to keep things cool and stress free. At this point I have about 150 more favours to make for our guests, and 105 place cards. I have to settle final details with 3 vendors, and I need to prepare for a post-rehearsal barbecue tomorrow evening. There is still SO much that needs to be done, but I am still calm and haven't enabled myself to stress out too much just yet :)
I am taking my girls to the spa on friday for a morning of pampering, followed by an intimate lunch. Then I plan to go to sleep super early on friday night so that I won't be exhausted come saturday morning when I need to wake up at 5:30 am to start getting ready. I know that in the next two days, time will fly by so quickly, and pretty soon I'll find myself at the altar proclaiming in front of Mark, family & friends, and God that I will love and honour my wonderful husband forever and ever.
That moment can't come soon enough. I am SO READY for this and am looking forward to a wonderful future with my family.
Two more days! Pray for me and for us, if you have a moment. I have never in my life been this happy.
Here are some of our engagement shots (pictures by Studio 2000 Photography) - do the hair extensions look natural?