Here Comes the Bride

Posted: October 16, 2012 in Dating, Family, Life, Love, Wedding
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I might as well cut right to the chase here, even if several of you are already aware of what I’m about to tell you. I’M ENGAGED! After 20 months, 16 days, and 16 hours (I counted back purely for blog purposes—I did NOT have that memorized) with my love, he popped the question in the best way he possibly he could have. In front of our families—and he did that without even KNOWING that’s exactly what I would have told him I’d wanted had he asked. He’s good.

There have been several conversations had over the course of the past year or so about us getting married. So you’d think someone smart like me would’ve thought something was up on Sunday when he started talking about how we’ve known each other for almost two years, but I didn’t, which ended up being perfect, because I wanted to be surprised—and boy was I!

Here’s the deal. I was baptized in our church Sunday morning. When I talked to my fiancé (that still sounds funny!) later he told me that’s what he was waiting for. Church is important to both of us, but I was a little apprehensive to get baptized for reasons I’ll explain tomorrow. He told me that he wanted to make sure I was committed to God and he wanted me to come to that decision on my own. That happened a few months ago, and once I decided that on my own, it set the engagement wheels in motion.

I look back now and think about all that worrying about WHEN it was going to happen, or IF it was going to happen and I realize how silly it was. Bill would always tell me to have faith in the process, or to trust that we were exactly where we were supposed to be, or that the wheels were in motion. Thing is—it’s a lot easier to tell people that than it is to do it. He was right though—just don’t tell him that.

So now I periodically find myself looking down at my ring finger on my left hand—sometimes I still can’t believe it. This is all becoming real. Of course I always dreamed about getting married, but I think I’m still a couple days away from fully grasping the fact that I’m actually getting married! It all seems just kind of surreal—something that I’ve waited so long for, something that I’ve wanted so badly, is finally happening.

We don’t have a date, or a location yet, and I’ll start dress shopping soon. For the time being though I just want to revel in the hardware on my left hand and think about how lucky I am to be engaged to someone so thoughtful, so intelligent, and so meant for me.

  1. Congrats Steph! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

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