Thursday, January 7, 2010

Eternity With My Best Friend






1:17 AM Who would have thought the night before I'm to marry my best friend I wouldn't be able to sleep? I tossed, turned, and even counted backwards from 100 in Chinese to see if I could get bored enough to fall asleep. Nothing has worked so far. So now I'm blogging listening to Miley Cyrus sing "Party In the USA" yikes. What else would I do at 1:24 AM?

"A love story on a hunting blog?" Can I do that?

J and I met over two and half years ago. I had no idea what the heavens had in mind the day we met, but by the third date I knew I wanted to marry her. J on the other hand didn't quite feel the same way. She was in love with another guy. I was patient and persistent. I got discouraged a few times and thought about moving on, but something deep inside me wouldn't let me. Eventually she started to like me and about the time she told me she loved me, she packed up and went on a mission for her church.

Over the next eighteen months J and I would write letters, but she wasn't very encouraging about our relationship. I tried to date other girls. Yet every time I thought I found a girl I could really like, that feeling deep inside me would come back and I knew the Heavens had bigger plans for me and they included J.

J came back and had little intentions of falling in love with me. Nine days later she told me she loved me and a month later we knew we wanted to get married.

On a side note. Everyone should know that J and I have more fun than any other two people on earth. From our first date when people saw us they could just see the fun oozing out of us.

We decided to get married. Our engagement didn't come without some major trials. I asked her parents if I could marry her and they said... well I don't know what they said. They didn't really say NO, but they sure didn't say YES. Apparently I'm pretty dense because I thought that meant we could do whatever the hell we wanted. Boy was I wrong.

Anyway six months later everyone is happy and it is finally happening tomorrow!

I hope she knows how much I love her! Here is to eternity!

6 comments:

Terry Scoville said...

Congratulations to the both of you. Wishing you the very best for a long and wonderful marriage.

i'm h.mac said...

congrats eric! that is super exciting.

Andrew Campbell said...

Congratulations to both of you. Sounds a lot like me and my own wife... waiting for everything to get in synch, 18mos of (in our case) 'commuter dating,' and an amusing response from the FIL.

all very best wishes
Andrew

Kiley said...

Hooray! Congratulations to you two! I'm so happy for you!

Calli said...

Eric! I just saw your blog when i was looking at schaffers! Im so glad you are so happy your deserve it!! Hope your loving your honeymoon, im sure you are!! :)My blog it private but if you shoot me your email i will add you to it. callilinsley@gmail.com

spencer said...

good thing your inlaws can't read!