Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Beginning

To tell the truth I haven’t been engaged very long, but it is still longer than I would like. Two months doesn’t seem like much to those who are reading this (if anyone is), but to someone as besotted and impatient as I am two months is frustrating and a whole year…Well a year is agony. A year is exactly how long I must wait to become the wife that God has called me to be. It will be a year of phone calls, text messages, skype dates, and even letters; a year full of uncertainty, loneliness, and forced distractions that will culminate into the happiest day of my life. Dear Lord why can I not just wake up and be married. However, since it does not seem as if I will go into an engagement coma anytime soon, I must spend the time apart planning a wedding while finishing my last year of undergraduate studies.

A wedding is something I both desire and dread. Weddings are for details people one of which I am not. It is overwhelming standing at the beginning of the process and looking towards next June. There are so many decisions to make from now to then. Did I mention that decisiveness is not one of my strong suits. Does anyone want to plan this wedding for me? I would greatly appreciate it. What? No takers? Did I mention you won't be paid for your time and effort and that you will have to work within a tight budget? That's what I thought. Oh well looks like it is up to me and my lovable but sometimes overbearing family. It's going to be a crazy ride.


  1. Danyelle,

    I am so glad that you decided to do this. It gives me a way to peek into your wedding plans as well as a way to encourage you in this time of waiting. I completely understand the desire to wake up and be married. I felt it too, but the engagement period will be full of so much growth and many blessings. Some of these you don't see until the end. I know others will be telling you this (and it isn't what you want to hear), but enjoy the ride. Savor every moment, every memory. You only are in this season once in your life. You will cherish the memories made during this last year as Danyelle McCutcheon. I can't wait for you to be Danyelle Kuss and to be my sister. And trust me, I know it feels like forever until your wedding day now, but on the other side... it feels like our entire engagement passed in the blink of an eye. Love you girl and can't wait to read the updates.

    Enjoy this crazy ride and if you need any help with anything I would be honored. Love you!


  2. You don't know me, but I went to high school with Kelsey and Kris (and found your blog through my sister's blog). I just want to echo what Kelsey said. A year apart seems like forever and that it will be impossible. I spent a year apart from my (then) boyfriend. Part of that year in Switzerland. It was phone calls, iChats, Skypes and letters for us as well. As a full-time nanny I was sometimes working 17 hour days, so I was completely spent. The greatest thing we learned from that period was how to communicate. Which is essential. Take advantage of learning how to talk to one another. The time really will fly by and, come next June, you'll be wondering where the time went. And you'll be able to look back and see all the many blessings you wouldn't have seen had you not been where you are at this time. God's pretty awesome like that. :)

    Blessings to you and Kris. He was amazing guy back then, and I'm sure he's only even more amazing...which means you must be a wonderful girl! :)