During prayers on Friday: I realised that as I was praying, now that I'm no longer single... When I was single, I prayed "God, use my strengths and talents and passions for your kingdom, use all of me." Praying like this was sufficient.
But I realised as I looked forward into marriage, I can no longer just pray for my own calling as a single person but for my family's calling as two people with a joint vision. Now I am praying, God, use US according to your will. There was a shift in focus.. That was a big enlightening moment for me as I realised I can't just be thinking of myself anymore (yes, self-centred me). His life and call will inevitably affect mine now. I need to be praying for him as much as for myself. It's interesting.. Still on the journey.
On other notes, the fiancé will be moving out of his Alexandria home very soon, preparing to go into the marriage home. Will miss being able to meet and stroll over to the local hipster cafes and brunch places. I love that neighbourhood.
Pre marriage sessions: have been so so good but they deserve a separate post.