Rumors have been circulating about me not going on a mission to independence, but another eternal mission.
and they're true. I'm getting MARRIED!
fact: i always wanted to marry my highschool sweetheart
fact: i'm doing the closest thing to that.
fact: this boy is a dream come true
but first.. a walk down memory lane. when i was 14 (back in 2002) i met this charming young man:
(sorry for the bad quality pictures.. i'm too lazy to find a scanner)
Now- the instant i met this boy, i was in trouble because he had my heart since that moment. i have journal entries to prove it.
Luke and i seemed to hit it off quite well... but it would take the next 8 years for him to realize what i had always known--- that one day he would love me back and we would get married.
to cut a long (we're talking 8 years here) story short, i wrote Luke while he served his mission in Ohio Cincinnati - the first year of his mission i think we wrote a total of 4 letters (2 from me to him, 2 from him to me)... when i decided to go on a mission he was excited for me, and our letters increased in number and in sincerity and depth. when i found out that i would be leaving 2 weeks before he got home from his mission, i was devastated (if there was any one guy that could keep me from going it would be him). Luke had slowly become my best friend through our letters... and so through a series of events (each could be a blog post on their own) my feelings were put out there, his were as well - and then finally a question of me postponing my mission to be there when he got home.
Yes - my visa never came.. but the truth is, i had postponed, basically asking that it not come.
i have never been happier and more in love in my life. He was well worth the wait.. and a marriage to him is exactly what i was preparing for for the past year. He is so perfect for me and i couldn't be more excited!!! Not to mention the fact that i am the luckiest girl in the world!
August 28th can't come fast enough!