Happy Valentines Day
to all the best blog friends
anyone could ask for
Thank you for joining me on this Valentine linky party hosted by a very dear, sweet friend of mine, Laura of "Decor to Adore."
|Click here to visit all the blogs participating|
I am sharing a very special moment in my life, made so remarkable by the love of my life, my best friend and most amazing man I've ever met....my husband Chris. A lot of you know some of my history such as the fact that I'm on my second marriage, but I haven't shared why I said yes to this wondrous man after all the mess I had concerning my first marriage.
I was first married at the age of 19 to a man from a middle eastern country, and we were together for just about 20 years and have two amazing children. My first marriage did not go according to either of our desires/wishes and took an unfortunate and rather ugly/sad turn for the worse and I filed for divorce. While still reeling from going through a divorce, I also, rather stupidly, became involved with someone I worked with. It ended rather ugly as well, and I was left bereft, alone, and wallowing in my misery. I became very, very, very cynical about men....thinking they were all basically scum and there wasn't a redeeming value to any man around. At this pitiful point in my life I decided I wanted to hurt men, any man in general would do, and decided to try online dating. I joined a site, wrote a very sarcastic bio of myself, basically daring any man to contact me..........I was going to play with them, hurt them if possible, and even considered various methods of torture (Ok, I only imagined it, but it was fun at the time). My bio started with a tone similar to this;
I'm not a model and neither are you. If you have any intention
of contacting me, you will not request pictures because
you obviously can't read what I'm writing here.
Please excuse my language, but I was hellbent on hurting someone. I fully expected that no one would answer or contact me, I was just lashing out. To my surprise I received 5 contacts.....4 of them asking for pictures of me...............obviously they were perfect for my mood, however, one of them contacted me with a totally bogus bunch of mushy gobbledy gook, which translates to "to good to be true." He was going to be my target......I was primed to let this guy have all my pain, anger and hatred of mankind, it was supposed to be so easy..........HA.
His bio read something like this;
I'm a romantic at heart. If you love to take long walks, holding hands, and sharing giggles, then
you are who I'm looking for. I'm a 6'2" tall, slightly overweight man with a balding pate, but
if you're into cuddling and sharing your thoughts and emotions, then please contact me.
Within minutes he had sent me the recipe for brewing it...........aaaaaaaaaagh. This was way before you had instantaneous results on the Internet.........I was hooked! I had to meet this man, this man that said everything right, and had the recipe for my favorite all time drink. Needless to say, we met, we dated, and after a year of putting him through hoops and testing his loyalty, this wondrous man took me out one evening to downtown Tempe (home of Arizona State University), sat me down on a bench, in the middle of the downtown area, and proceeded to present me with a stuffed "Scooby-Doo" toy. He told me that he was sorry if I felt he was pressuring me in our relationship, or going too fast for me due to all my past hurts. He explained that this relationship was very precious to him, and he didn't want me to feel that he was making all the decisions without consulting me. I sat there with tears in my eyes, holding Scooby-Doo, and thanking him for being the only man in my whole life that ever apologized to me........for anything.......and then he showed me the sapphire engagement ring strung around Scooby-Doo's neck. He then was on his knee and asked me to marry him.
We've been together for 16 years now, and married for eleven. As you can see.......I did make him wait quite a while.........but man-O-man has it been worth it! He's loved me enough for several lifetimes, and still keeps me going. He's my best friend, my lover, my life and I truly wouldn't be here now if not for him.
I love you my dear sweet man and thank you for everything!
Happy Valentines Day my love.
Thank you to the following blog ladies that have showed me such great friendship
|Fun Valentines from sweet Deb of "Garage Sale Gal"|
|Cute Valentines and a lovely handmade heart Valentine from|
Chris at "Perfectly Printed"
|A sweetheart from a sweetheart|
Viv of "Viv's Whimsey"
|Amazing Valentines from my dear friend E of "Creative Breathing"|
|A lovely handmade Valentine from E|
|Look at all these wondrous goodies from E.|
A handmade bird ornie, a handmade nutcup
and lots of vintage ephemera.....awesome
|These were at home when I arrived this evening|
after running errands. My hubby is the best!!!!!!
|A balloon, too.......how fun is that|
God Bless, and thank you to Laura for hosting this lovely blog linky party. Please take some time to visit some of the other blogs participating in this event.