Dear loved ones,
I have been absolutely awful at blogging since my mission, and even then I was only good at it because my mom posted my emails home. I do love you all though and I wanted to share a story about someone else I love very much. So recently there stepped into my life a boy named Andrew. I met him at a couple of activities for my LDS singles ward and he was so nice! I knew that I wanted to be friends with him but as he is a couple of years younger than me I never thought of taking it any further than that. One Sunday he came up to me and told me that he had been assigned as home teacher to me and my sister, which meant he would come and visit us once a month, share a spiritual message, and check up on our well being. I was excited, and due to his sweetness also a little worried that I might fall in love with him and then get my heart crushed by this youngster.
The first day he came to visit we invited him to stay for lunch after and he ended up staying all afternoon and just chatting with me and my family. It was so easy and casual and I really didn’t want him to leave. I ended up seeing him the next day at another ward activity and after he came over to watch a movie. I decided that he needed a taste of the chick flick genre so I started him out slow with “My Big fat Greek wedding” one of my personal favorites. I distinctly remember telling him how much that movie reminded me of my family and how I envisioned my wedding planning process, which turned out to be unintentionally foreshadowing how our relationship would progress. After that night I saw him almost every day for the next couple of months and when I didn’t see him I wished I had. I know this sounds crazy but after a couple of weeks I already knew that he was someone I would marry (he didn’t know the same thing about me quite as quickly but then I’ve always been a quick mover!).
By March we both knew that we wanted to get married this summer and decided to start thinking about dates and ended up picking one in June. We didn’t have a ring yet so we made no official announcement but we knew we loved each other and we knew through prayer and long beautiful talks that God was happy with our decision. We are getting married in the Bountiful Utah temple and I am so happy. As some of you may know I never dated much and had many moments where I couldn’t help but feel that there was something wrong with me because of this. I received the answer many times to my plea to God that I was loved and remembered and that his timing was just different than mine. Meeting Andrew has taught me how true this is. He is my first and last boyfriend, my first and last kiss, and the one I want to be with eternally. He is God’s answer to me that I am loved and important to Him and that when you wait and trust in Him He will give you blessings even better than the ones you hoped for. I love Andrew and I love my Heavenly Father and I know that the three of us will work together so that this marriage will be a success. Thanks to all of you for your love and support, please know that it does not go unfelt or unnoticed. We are all children of God and He does not forget us.
P.S. When the ring did come he learned how to ask me in Italian and made it really cute and romantic....I guess you could say I am pretty blessed to have such an amazing guy!
Andrew and I are registered here. (because a few of you have asked)