Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Magical Day

On Thursday Shea and I didn't have any plans. In my mind I had thought I would stay home all day and study.
That morning Shea told me that he needed to go downtown to pick up something for work and he wanted to take the dogs to the beach afterwards. I really had no interest in going, but reluctanly decided to go with him.
We ran the errands and Shea mentioned going to the King Courtyard.
It is this really pretty little courtyard on King Street downtown that I have shown Shea before. It is one of the things I love the most about this city, the courtyards to me are like hidden pockets of serenity. This one in particular is really cute. There are a couple of fountains and I love the sound of the water in the background.
I told Shea before that I thought it would be the perfect place for a our future wedding.
We go there and he was asking how it could be set up for a wedding and where people would sit.....I showed him where the pastor would He was very causally asking me all details of how it would play out. As I was standing in my spot, Shea got down on one knee and proposed!
It was the most beautiful moment of my life. He said a lot .......I cant remember most it though...I just know that it was magical.
I am not shocked that he proposed, of course I knew already that he would be my husband, but what shocks me the most is that he actually surprise me. I love to be surprised but I am extremely observant and attentive, my wheels are constantly turning. It is hard to pull anything over on me.
He did such a great job. I am so proud of him. I cant wait to marry him!

oh yeah.....the ring is beautiful too.......cant forget that !

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happiness Worth Gushing Over

I realized today that there is a great deal of blogging to be done! Especially when there is so much happiness in my life today.
I am one that holds my inner thoughts very close to me. Even now when I feel so much happiness and love within me, I still tend to push down the desire to shout it from the roof tops.
Not wanting to be overly cheesy and bore others with my swooning over this man. But I feel that I must shout it today! I have found wonderful love in this wonderful man. He has been my best friend, confidant, my family,a part of my everyday life for almost seven years. The last 8 months my heart has grown even more for him as our friendship has blossomed into even more.
Shea brings so much happiness to my life.
All of our lives on this earth is truly a love story for the books of eternity. That story stretches beyond just within the relationships that we find among ourselves, but also in the one with our Lord. Loving someone this way has made that revelation even more real to me. Because of HIS love, I am realizing that our own love story is truly beautiful!