from miss to mrs

A little over a week ago, on November 11, 2016, Dale and I were sealed for time and all eternity in the Albuquerque LDS Temple. It was a day I waited my entire life for and in years past often wondered if it would ever really happen. I hoped to find an eternal companion but I couldn't figure out how to get from point A to point B. Luckily, Heavenly Father had a plan for us that neither Dale nor I could have ever expected.

Growing up I always thought my life would be better once I had a ring on my left hand. I'm happy to say my life is betternot because of the ring but because of the amazing man who gave it to me and promised to love and cherish me always and forever (even when I eat all of his gummy bears, sob uncontrollably for no reason, or forget to lock the back door for the upteenth time).

I wish I could go back and relive the day over and over. People say your wedding is one of the best days of your life and in my case, I have to agree. The immense love and joy I felt on our wedding day is simply indescribable. I was beaming from ear-to-ear all day and so was Dale. Thanks to tons of help from our dear family and friends, I wasn't stressed or frazzled. Instead, I was able to soak up every moment and revel in the great happiness of finally being joined together as husband and wife.

My road to the altar took a lot longer than I expected, but I know now that it happened at the exactly right time for me and for Dale. I'm so happy we persevered and were able to be married in the temple. Now that I've experienced it for myself, I know I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The struggle and sacrifice to get there was more than worth it. I adore having a husband to call my own and to have the opportunity to be a wife and mother.

Mrs. Earl is who I was always meant to be.

Image by Kayla Kitts Photography
Hair & Makeup by Genica Lee

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