Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quote of the Day: When you smiled you had my undivided attention. When you laughed you had my urge to laugh with you. When you cried you had my urge to hold you. When you said you loved me, you had my heart forever.

Song I am loving right now: Marry Me by Ed Cash

There is something that is so incredible about an engagement. Well…there are a lot of things that are incredible about an engagement, but there is one moment, one single moment, that completely describes the love between two people. That is the moment when the woman sees the man bow to get on his knee. Right then, if you look in the woman’s eyes, you can capture all the love that is hidden between the two. This moment is so incredible, blissful, and pure. The acceptance of a proposal tells the other that you trust them with everything you have, you are giving them the last of your single heart, and that you are completely, madly in love. My brother and his now fiancĂ© (so exciting to say!) just got engaged recently. This was probably the sweetest, most endearing thing I have ever seen. These two have been compatible right from the start. I can only hope to find someone so perfect for me in my future. They have stuck by each others sides through trials and tribulations. They truly are an inspiration to all couples in the world. Their love for each other is undeniable and strong. It is not the kind of love that will wither in a storm or even develop a small crack under intense heat. Their love is the kind of love you look at it and say, wow, those two really got it right. Sure, relationships are fun, exciting, and passionate. However, the true telling of a relationship is seen when that fine crisp top layer is unraveled, and the realness is uncovered. Underneath, is the layer of love. This is the true telling of if two people are meant to spend a lifetime together. This is the layer that says, I have mistakes, I have faults, and I need you to accept them. In this layer, butterflies are replaced by a thumping heart. In this layer, giggles turn into uncontrollable laughter and joy. The layer of love is where couples should linger for their entire lives. Tyler and Joyce are definitely in their layer of love. Growing up with Tyler, I have never seen him more passionate about anything, not even his baseball card binder or Goosebumps collection. Joyce is Tylers’ passion. It is so beautiful. Their love is inspiring and brightens up a room. In their love there are no secrets, no hidden agendas, just genuine love. I am honored to bring Joyce into our family and know that we will have many silly moments together in our future. Congratulations you crazy kids!