I need to start writing to you guys more. Not only because I miss writing, but also because this lovely little site is a costly affair. Just for your spectator enjoyment and my need to have a place to share, I’m now spending $200 a year! Seriously, they get you with those promo prices. But it just auto-renewed, so here we are.
It’s Friday night. And I’ll be honest with you, I’m already a couple of glasses of wine deep. I’m not sure how bad that really is – the bottle was from a vineyard in New Brunswick (Winegarden Estates) and their labeling is very similar to that of a make-your-own establishment; few details, and no percentage count. It could be really good news, or it could be juice – I guess only time will tell.
I started a post a couple weeks ago when I got home from my road trip with the man. I obviously wasn’t very on the ball with that one, since it never got finished. So now I’m wondering whether I fill you guys in on what I was typing back then and scrap the other one, or if I just wait until I return to it and finish it.
Who am I kidding? I should probably just fill you in now – it’s no secret – and god knows that I’ll never go back and finish a draft post. I found true love.
If you know me in real-life, I’m sure you’re already well aware. Our followers on social media are probably sick of us posting pictures, and writing corny we’re-so-in-love updates. But this is our love, and I’m proud of it.
I will tell you this: I always wondered what it felt like to know when you found The One. I wondered what the difference was about true love, and how you would know if that’s what you had.
How did I know?
I have never felt something so authentic and so right in my life. I never knew that it was possible for me to be in a relationship that seems almost effortless. Not in the sense that we don’t make an effort for one another, but that it doesn’t take effort to be happy.
We have a lot in common. Both of us are incredibly passionate people – him with his desire to build a successful business and to use his hands to create, and myself, with my steadfast budgeting, social advocacy, and empathetic heart.
Our love for our families is deep.We both come from families who are supportive and loving, and who gather at the table. We love nesting and making our home feel welcoming and beautiful. Food brings us joy (this is a huge one). My cookbook collection doubled because we both have them. And we both believe that blue cheese is king.
Aside from all of that, he makes me feel loved. He makes me feel safe, even when the future is uncertain, and trying times may lie ahead. I know that together, we will make it. We will build the family and the life that we have both only dreamed of.
A new life begins
On the front steps of his grandparents’ church in Nova Scotia, he asked me to be his wife. I have never felt so sure of anything in my life.
We still have a lot to do. I haven’t really had the time to sit back and let it all sink in yet. And a lot of people have been busy asking questions, voicing opinions, and sometimes just being all around joy-sucks. On top of that, the world is in crisis and that is weighing heavy on my heart.
This weekend, I am taking a moment. I’m stepping away from the newsfeed – the latest updates on world terrorism, the hatred and bigotry that is running rampant in all of our communities – and take the time to just settle in. To be happy and to reflect on the fact that I am becoming a Mrs.
If I could wish only one thing, it would be that everyone finds a love like this. Don’t give up hope if you’re still waiting. It’s real. It happens. Believe in your worth, and believe that you deserve happiness.