I can honestly say that the past few weeks have incorporated some of the best times of my life! I went to Philly. The most wonderful, beautiful, full of character city I have ever been to. I loved it and can’t wait to go back and visit soon. I turned 25! I have been dreading this birthday since the day I turned 24 but luckily, to my surprise, I didn’t have a sudden surge of arthritic pain nor did I start sprouting gray hair. 25 feels good so far. But the most exciting news of all is….drumroll please…
I GOT ENGAGED!!!!!
After 3.5 exciting, fun, adventurous years with my now fiancé, Jonathan, he decided he liked it enough to put a ring on it! Elated doesn’t even begin to explain how I felt the evening of June 12th when the question was officially popped. We were sitting on a bench in Libby Hill park in Church Hill, watching the sunset over the beautiful city that we call home. The sun finally went to sleep and it was getting dark out. I proceeded to get up from the bench to leave and as I turned around there he was, on his knee looking scared and excited all at the same time. At that moment, the man that I have shared a home and life with for years now was as handsome as I had ever seen him. My heart was bursting with love and It was perfect. After a moment of freaking out and disbelief, I said yes and he placed the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen in my life on my hand. It was official and now my family and friends could finally stop pestering him about when he was going to ask.
We have now been living that fiancé life for a week and I can honestly say that this little event changed everything. Even though we were living together and sharing finances and acting like a married couple already, the act of getting engaged changed the way I feel about him. A part of my heart that was closed off before split wide open and allowed more love for him to rush in than I could have ever imagined. Knowing that he chose me out of billions of other women in this world makes me feel so incredibly special. Knowing that I get to share my life with my best friend puts my mind at ease and washes away the worries of the future. Knowing that I am gonna have a smokin hot husband and my kids are going to inherit his genes makes me hella stoked! Cute babies all around!!
As the upcoming year of wedding planning craziness begins, I feel so thankful that I get to do it with him by my side. I’m gonna be a Gibson y’all!! Let the festivities begin!