Guess where I am right now?? I’m at a coffee shop writing! I decided to escape my home office this afternoon because it is impossible to get anything done with Frank around. He’s not a fan of entertaining himself. I’m really hoping this is just a phase and not a character flaw. Because, homeboy needs constant attention. I had to escape for a few hours to get some space. I’m sipping a latte and happily clicking away on my computer at my favorite coffee shop. Heaven. I feel like the old me right now and it feels so good. Am I a bad mom for admitting this?
The first thing I did when I settled in today was my love assignment. Our dear friend, Cori, is going to be our officiant at the wedding and she sent us both a love assignment to help her with the ceremony. Brian and Cori went to college together at Cal Poly and have been best friends ever since. She was one of the first friends that I met of his and I instantly loved her. She’s a beautiful and thoughtful human. An example of this…she sent me a birthday card this year filled with glitter and a list of reasons why she was happy I was born. I mean, beyond thoughtful, right? I just adore her. So when deciding on a person to marry us we both knew we wanted it to be her.
The assignment was a list of nine questions to answer about the beginning of our relationship. They took me on the sweetest trip down memory lane. It took me back to the days of awkward dates, first kisses and being filled with giddy excitement about the unknown. The exercise left me filled with gratitude. I haven’t taken much time to reflect on the joys of getting married amid all the stressful parts about planning a wedding and answering these questions reminded me how lucky I am to have met Brian. I am so grateful that the universe brought him back into my life after twelve years. I’m so grateful that despite being in a rocky place at the time that I was still able to recognize the gift I was being given. I am so grateful that he fell in love with me back. Seriously, finding the human you want to spend your life with is nothing short of a miracle. I wasn’t sure I’d ever find him and now here we are three months away from becoming man and wife.
I feel blessed.