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June 29, 2012

The Best Proposal

This time a year ago, I was sitting on the beach with some girls from church, soaking up the sun, enjoying some good company, and looking forward to seeing Ben in a couple of days.  It was going to be 10 months since we had started seeing each other and while we knew we were going to get married, I was having to trust God and Ben with the timing of it all.  On one hand, it was the easiest thing to do because if I can’t trust the two most important men in my life… well, that’s a conversation I’d need to have with a therapist.  But on the other hand, it. was. so. difficult!  I had a million questions I wanted to ask Ben but we didn’t want to talk too much about our future before there was a ring on my finger.  So, I looked at the verse on my bathroom mirror (or said it in my head while at the beach) for the one bajillionth time… “Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord” (Ps 27:14).  There have been PLENTY of times that I haven’t waited.  And we’ll just say that those situations did not have the most ideal results.  However, the times that I have waited, the times I have trusted… those are the times that something comes and I’m completely blown away with wonder and awe because I couldn’t have asked for something better.

And that’s what happened a year ago this coming Sunday (July 1).  I got home from the beach and walked into my house to quickly unpack the car and do something with my Hermione-like hair before Ben came by before we went to dinner.  But, when I opened the door, I was stopped in my tracks.  You would have been too had you walked into this…

I was blown away not just from all the work he put into asking me to be his wife, but how worth the wait it had been.  Feel free to read the full story over on my old blog :-)

This was us a year ago… beyond happy!  And I didn’t know it was possible to be happier…
but now, I get to spend every day with my best friend, the love of my life, my most favorite person in the world.

I turned 32 just 10 days before we were married in the fall.  I never thought I’d be single for as long as I was… but I’ve said it already and I will say it 100,000,000,001 more times; ladies, while waiting for the perfect man isn’t worth it (because he has already come and gone), waiting for the RIGHT one is completely worth it.  I would rather have been single for ever than to be miserable in a marriage that wasn’t right.  Our marriage is far from perfect but we have a lifetime together to figure out as much as we can :-)

Happy Friday!

  1. Marla says:

    Loved reading about it again. We’re beyond happy for you! God is good to give us the desires of our hearts when we are in tune with Him. I’m so thankful you waited!

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