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Today, I finished my last day at work. I hug (and cried) as I had to tell my sweet kids goodbye after so many happy weeks of watching them. They've taught me so much and been a huge part of my life this season.

Tomorrow, it will be a week until my wedding. My wedding dress is hanging up in my parent's house and every detail from napkins to candles are finally finished. I'm so very ready. I can't wait to finally be married after so much waiting.

This isn't what I imagined for my 19th year of life. I imagined myself as a independent college student pursuing music. I didn't expect to be a wife this year. I didn't except to be moving a month after my honeymoon. I didn't expect for there to be more and more talks of ministry and missions.

But God had different plans. He brought an island girl and a rough missionary boy together. We've both taught each other so much of the world. He's put us on the same journey together. We're too imperfect human beings serving a perfect God and trusting His perfect plan. It's a journey that we can't see what it's going to look like, but we know where we'll end up. I can't wait for the good days and I also can't wait to learn from the hard days.

I can't wait to start these happy golden years of marriage in a week. I can't wait to share a little apartment and make things work with almost no money. I can't wait to spend all of our days together until we grow old. I can't wait to love each other no matter that the world throws at us. I can't wait to care for each other in sickness and in health. I can't wait to hear the sound of my boy's guitar every day of my life. I can't wait to be entirely his, both in our hearts and in our flesh. I can't wait to take many beautiful adventure together. I can't wait to have many kids together, raising them up in Christ.

So different than I dreamed, but it's going to be beautiful.


  1. I'm so happy and excited for you, Maya!!! <3 will you be posting any pics from the wedding??
    Praying for you both!!
    Do you have an address I can send a wedding gift to??

  2. agghhhhh your story is so beautiful Maya! But then every story God writes is, his handiwork decorates each life and every blessing :) I am so so so so so happy for y'all! Please post pictures because I want to swoon and drool over how romantic your wedding will be/is :D God bless darling!

  3. This is such a beautiful post, Maya. It's so true that life never works out the way we think it will, but in the end God's way is always better! I'll be praying for you as you prepare for your wedding!

  4. Awww I LOVE this! Each of your posts has been a blessing to read.
    Will you put up pictures of your wedding?? I would love to see them!



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