Friday, October 21, 2011

Sometimes we get engaged

Hi, I'm Erin and I'm engaged.  WOOOOOOOO!!!!! There was a time when I thought that little declaration on my blog would never be, but alas, it is.  I'm going to marry my amazing Dave! The date is December 17th in the Provo Temple, with a pre-wedding reception the night before.  Not a very common thing, I know, but I'm a little excited to do things backwards. 
Dave and I have known we would be married for a long time.  Living in UT can be tough when you've been dating more than a few months and don't have a ring on your finger.  As members of the LDS church, we abstain from many things - smoking, drinking, coffee, etc.  Another thing we abstain from is pre-marital sex.  This is something that is not easy as the world knows, but something that has been extremely important throughout our lives.  So, as is custom of 'Mormon's', as we are called, most marry soon after they know they will be married.  Hence, the pressure to get married.  And believe me, we have been feeling the pressure.  However, we wanted more time.  As all know, marriage is a HUMONGOUS step in life.  Neither of us have ever been married, and neither of us wanted to take this all-important step lightly.  We have taken a lot of time getting to know one another and getting to be certain that this was right for both of us.  Well, after all this time, we have figured out that marriage is right and we're ready for it!
Getting married in the temple is also a very important thing for us.  For those of you that don't know about our church, we believe that life goes on after death.  We believe that we will still progress after death, and we believe that families are eternal.  The temple is a place where we take the first step to becoming an eternal family.  You can learn more about temples here:
I don't know what the future holds for Dave and I, but I have a hope of what it holds.  I know that whatever happens, no matter how difficult, we have a loving Father in Heaven who is aware of us and wants us to be happy in life. This is a great comfort to me. 

I am excited to begin my life with David D.  He is my home.