Nov 30

New Beginnings

Many things have happened in my life over the last few years and not all of them have to do with being a widow and while I do believe that mourning a person; that is, the missing of their presence in your life, never really ends, I do believe that when you have done the hard work of grief sometimes life can begin anew.

I met L and asked him out on a date before I realized I was head over heels in love with Don. L has been there for me since I began Seminary until graduation and ever since. He was there when I married Don and he was there when Don died, he was the friend I called when I fell apart and couldn’t hold it all together anymore and he has been there whenever I needed him.

We began dating in July of 2016. We went for ice cream with only one umbrella on a night when two were definitely in order. He brought me home to my friend’s house and he dried off in her living room while her three dogs checked him out thoroughly. After passing all canine examinations I walked him to the door and he kissed me goodnight.

A goodnight kiss from someone you have been friends with for many years can be pretty scary. It is a kiss that changes the friendship no matter what. His kiss that night told me that I would never ever think of him the same way again.

Two weeks ago he kissed me again.  It was another kiss that told me that I would never ever think of him the same way again. It was a kiss that took place after he got up from being down on one knee to ask me a question, a question that I answered yes to. The question that we will both soon say “I do” to.

We are engaged to be married.

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  1. congrats!

    1. Thanks so much Roger !

  2. So excited for you, friend!! Love love!

    1. Love back to you !

    • Dawn on December 1, 2017 at 12:48 am
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    So glad L passed the canine test ! Congrats my friend. Wishing you every happiness !

    1. Yes he has been trying to talk me into a furry friend, I think I will just send him to visit you every time he feels the need to have a pet and he can stay until the feeling passes. LOVE YOU !

    • Morgan on December 1, 2017 at 8:54 am
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    New Beginnings and many joy filled days ahead for both of you!
    Restoration is the best part of any journey, it is provided by our loving God, who makes new what was broken and fills to overflowing what was emptied.
    My love and the Lords blessing to you both!

    1. Thank you Sweet Sister !

  3. Congratulations! And, many, many blessings to you both.

    1. Thank you so much Rick !

    • Barb on December 1, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    Congratulations!! You will have to introduce me to the Mysterious L!!

    1. Thanks
      Trust me you have already met!

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