Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Power of Partnership

Phew! What a crazy month!

I've been siting in front of my computer during every free moment for the entire month of December (sometimes typing, sometimes staring and thinking), trying to corral my thoughts (and the thoughts of others) into a 65,000-word manuscript about how to plan a meaningful and memorable wedding without losing your savings or sanity. It's officially due to my editor tomorrow.

Once again, I am reminded of the Power of Partnership. Every night, Matt comes home and takes Henry from 5:00-7:30pm, so I can write, write, write. He gets no break. He wakes up at 5:30am, goes for a long run, heads to work for a full day, comes home to watch Henry by himself (rather than splitting it equally like we normally do), and then works some more before going to bed. He does it to support me, to help me attain one of the goals I set out to accomplish. He reminds me that I can do more and reach higher with him as my partner. I am so grateful for and humbled by his sacrifices.

Yes, this is what planning a wedding is all about. It's about formalizing a commitment to your nearest and dearest, your partner in adventure, your support system.

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Gretchen said...

This is a great reminder of what marriage looks like. Congrats on turning in your book tomorrow! What a huge accomplishment!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Gretchen! And thank you for your contribution to the book!

Chloe said...

Thank you for the picture of what partnership looks like in a marriage. And WHOO HOO that you're turning in your book tomorrow! I can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for your website I would have never know where to begin my wedding planning. For the past year I've been trying to plan a wedding that is meaningful, under budget and so much more. The one thing that I always think about when planning the wedding is what's important. For me, it's about my fiance and I our love for each other. It's also about my family and friends who I care about too. Having that support system and those who love me make this wedding even more special. Thanks for all you have done. I couldn't have done this without the help your website! Congrats on your book! I think more women should be inspired to plan weddings they can afford. It's more important to have a successful marriage marriage than some successful wedding... :)

-Jodi :)

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thanks, Chloe and Jodi!

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