Thursday, May 19, 2011

Your Love is My Anchor

Hi friends!

Some of you may know me from Kate is Late (and to you, dear readers, I say hello!), while others of you may have just stumbled upon this new place (and a hello to you too!). I have come to realize that the reason I abruptly stopped posting on that sweet little blog of mine awhile ago is because I have transitioned into a new season of my life and continuing that blog just wasn't something I was inspired to do. Not that I don't still take pictures of my style and things I love, though! I just needed some time to take in life, and not worry about blog posts. I'm sure many of you can relate to that!

{Yours truly}

So here I am once again, starting up something new. You may wonder why I am back and where the idea for The Nautical Wife came from, so I shall explain..

You see, there once was a girl who longed to find love, yet she was frustrated by the silly little boys around her who seemed to never grow up. After time, she realized that she did not need a significant other to make her feel complete. She was finally content with being on her own, trusting that God, in his gracious timing, would decide to bring her a man. During this time, she traveled abroad, studied some things she loved and other things she despised, and grew into a woman.

Then, when she least expected it two years ago, she met the man she had been waiting for her entire life. The man who made her feel completely comfortable with being herself in a way that she had never felt before. The man who made her laugh like no other. The man who pursued her in the most gentle and honest way. Although she had never known what true love was, she soon became familiar with it!

{Me and my darling man}

On a cold and blustery day by the ocean not too long ago, this same man took me by both of my hands, knelt down on one knee, and asked me if I would marry him.. It was one of the sweetest moments I have ever experienced, and one that I will never forget - especially because I had him kneel back down so I could capture it all in a mental snapshot, hehe :) - and of course, I said yes! Words cannot describe how blessed I feel to know I have found the man that I want to spend the rest of my life with!

Yet this love story is not all candy hearts and giggles.. My fiancé is in his final weeks of Navy boot camp clear across the country right now, starting a new adventure and on his way to fulfilling his life long dream of being a hero. We haven't seen each other in five weeks. That is a long stretch of time to be without your best friend! And it's only just the beginning.. But I could not be more proud of him, and going through this time apart makes me even more excited to be his wife, his nautical wife!

So, with all of this being said, I invite you to join me and toss some anchors around to pass the time! I want to make The Nautical Wife a space where I share inspiring pictures, savor special moments in my life, keep track of wedding ideas, and anything else that is near and dear to me. And I'll try not to be too cheesy when it comes to nautical sayings, but I can't make any promises..

Come sail away with me!


Jessica Leigh said...

AW! What a beautiful post. It sounds so fairytale, it seems weird to think that I know you in real life. :) And to use this blog to keep track of wedding ideas! Whoa. That wording hit me. I keep seeing that adorable ring and forgetting what it really means! haha. Can't wait to see where this blog takes you and soo glad you're back ON BOARD (or is that only a train reference?) with blogging. ;)

Laurene said...

Oh yes. It is time to batten down the hatches because the latest episode in your life is about to get underway. Luckily you know Drew (and your family and friends throughout this) won't leave you high and dry, and eventually you'll learn the ropes. By and large, if/when things do get rough, you can always just tell it to the marines.
Anyways, congrats again ;) This new chapter is in the offing if it hasn't technically started already.
Anchors aweigh!

Ashley Nicole said...

Kate! Your writing is inspiring. I have been trying to find away to record my "Beautiful Journey" & THIS IS IT! I'm looking forward to reading all you post. :)

Kate said...

Aw thank you so much girls!!! Hehe