July 30, 2015

One Year Ago Today, I Said Yes

When I got divorced there was one thing I vowed I would never do...and that was get married again. And it felt right. At the time. And for a long time. Did I want to share my life with someone? Yes. But I couldn't see sharing a home with someone or being someone's wife ever again.

I was divorced in 2006 and had been married since 1994. I will let you do the math. I did some dating off and on after my divorce but then took a dating hiatus. I realized I wasn't the person I needed to be to make a relationship work nor did I know what I really wanted in a partner. You know the old saying "I need to find myself"? Well, that was exactly what I
needed to do and exactly what I did.

But I didn't realize that by finding myself I would actually find my soul mate as well...

Hubs and I met and fell in love rather quickly. But when it's right, it's right. Time doesn't factor in. We had thrown the whole marriage word around and I was honestly surprised at how much I like the sound of it. I mean, after vowing to never marry again I was talking about taking vows again! But there was no hesitation, no worry, no wondering if it was too soon. I knew in my heart this time that this is the man I am supposed to be with.

I told (future) hubs I didn't want a diamond. Don't make that face at me ladies. He was as surprised as you guys are. He said, "You don't?" I said, "No, I want your birthstone." There was a pause and then, "You do?' And I could hear in his voice that this touched his heart. He thought that was pretty cool. I mean who doesn't love a blue topaz?? And so the search began for a ring that, according to hubs, says "Will you marry me?' And he didn't disappoint.

We used to make little jokes about getting married. There were moments when he would say, "I like you, we should get married." And I would reply with, "Was that an official proposal?" And we would laugh. We bantered like that a lot.

So, one year ago today we were sitting in hubs' living room, on the floor, having a carpet picnic. (If you've never had a carpet picnic you really should.) We had finished eating our pizza and were just enjoying being in each other's presence. Hubs had his arm around me and I was snuggled into his side.

He softly said to me, "So...are you ready to spend the rest of your life with me?"

I said, "Yes, I am." There was a pause and he looked at me.

I said, "Was that an official proposal?"

He said, "Yes it was. Was that an official 'yes'?"

I said, "Yes, it was."

He said, "Well, then how about we seal it with a ring?"

He placed the most beautiful, deep, blue topaz on my finger. I've never been happier and I love being his wife.

Note to Hubs: Thank you babe, for loving me, liking me, and enhancing my happiness, for being my best friend, supporter, my voice of reason (at times), and my partner in crime. I wouldn't change a thing.

Pictures from July 30, 2014

Pictures from July 30, 2015

As you can see, we already tied the knot (just five months after getting engaged)! Which we did in a unique way...but that's another blog post. winks

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PS - For those wondering about my engagement ring, it's a 10.95ct, pear shaped, Ostroblue Topaz, which we paired with a thin band of roped diamonds.

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