I have always been amazed at how beautifully life can change when you least expect it. Less than a month ago I was feeling lost, and then amazingly things tied together….. with a ring and the return of my best friend.
Mike surprised me with a proposal, and in that moment my world slowed down. The peace and joy that poured out me was something I have never felt. I get to spend the rest of my life with the man who has loved me through great loss, and never stopped making me laugh. Gratitude doesn’t even cut it.
But, on top of that, this change…this joy….brought me back to my best friend. The excitement of planning bonded us instantly and made me feel as if any distance we have had was gone. The connection that we had for 25 years rushed back within a phone call and a question “will you be my maid of honor”. We have worked on invitations together, laughed about our future, and felt a kinship that had been paused by her cancer. Now, the conversations revolve around celebration. That, for me, has been the greatest gift of all.
Since then, it has been amazing to see the overwhelming happiness that my friends have surrounded me with. And guess what comes when good things are flowing….opportunities, productivity, and love. A whole lot of stinking love! My work has picked up, and the doubts that were pinning me down to the ground have started to subside. I see hope. So much hope.
Joy brings joy. I feel it in my bones that by creating my future with Mike, I am moving toward my best possible self. I say this in hopes that someone can read this and feel that hope. Feel that joy, and know that great things can come even when you don’t see a path forward. It happened for me in an instant, and I said YES to Mike, and to life.