Yesterday I was making a latte run at Dunkin Donuts when a woman stopped me to compliment me on my engagement ring. She then proceeded to ask the usual questions. You know, things like, “When’s the wedding?” and “how did he propose?”. I gave the usual answers, “October 17th” and “beneath our Christmas tree”. Then she asked me something I don’t get too often: “How do you know he’s the one you’re supposed to marry?” Um… whatever happened to “how’s the weather?” But anyway…
Honestly, I didn’t owe this nice chatty lady anything, but since I’ve been writing my wedding vows to Gibran this week, I’m already in a super lovely dovey mood so I decided to just go ahead and answer. I said, “When I close my eyes I can see our entire future together – the wedding, the kids, the house, all of it. He’s my best friend, my partner in crime, and the person who loves me no matter what. How often do you get all three in one? Wouldn’t you marry That Guy?” She smiled and said, “Well, there it is!” I think she’s convinced, do you? (Ha!)
Either way, I know that my heart and mind are aligned on this one. I met the right guy for me, at the right time in our lives, and he asked me the right question and I said yes. Why is he so awesome? Well, this is a list I jotted down as an exercise to help me get my vows out on paper. I gave myself 2 minutes to write ten things I love about Gibran off the top of my head without a chance to over think it. I came up with this list in just under 80 seconds, and when I looked at it I realized that there’s so much to read between the lines. This list is why I know I’m marrying the right man. He’s IT because he’s my best friend (see #1, 4, and 5), he’s all about respect and love (see #2, 7, and 8), and we complete each other’s existence (See # 3, 6, and 10). Also, because he’s a GOOD MAN (see #9), and these days I really don’t meet that many of them walking around — seriously. I feel blessed that we found each other!
Married? How’d you know he was the one? Engaged? Why did you say yes? I shared my list, so let’s see yours!
– The (Soon-to-Be) Wife