For those of you living in a cave...we got snow in Texas this week! REAL snow! A lot of it! Yes, it only lasted one night but it was purely magical. The electricity in my apartment went out so I had to go over to William's. The living room was completely dark except for the light from his Christmas tree. He asked me to come and dance with him (which, in and of itself, was nothing too out of the ordinary). But, the song that he had chosen for us to dance to was "Lady in Red" which just so happens to be my favorite love song. When the song was over, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I had to laugh at first because out of nervousness he accidentally opened the box upside down. My response was an immediate, "Yes!"
This man has seen me at my best and at my worst and has loved me through all of it. He is, by far, the most patient human being on the planet. Anyone who can sit down and do homework with a hormonal 13 year old girl and ACTUALLY get it accomplished with no frustration has super powers that I just do not possess. We have something that is beyond explanation...just a way of understanding and protecting each other that is just beyond comprehension. I am so blessed to be loved by this man and his beautiful (also 13 year old) daughter.
After all of the craziness that the last 3-4 years of my life have handed me, I can honestly say that I haven't felt the amount of peace and pure bliss than I feel when I am with him in a very long time. He helped me to find ME again. God is so good and gives good things to his children...even when they don't deserve them.
I hope this post will help those of you who need some encouragement and hope that God really does have this and is waiting to bless you beyond your wildest dreams. I have been in the trenches just where you may be right now. Please read this and know that this isn't how it will always be. God loves you and has wonderful things in store for you.
I am sending all the love and encouragement within me to all of you!