(read the story of how we met HERE)
"Someday my Prince will come, someday I'll find my love, but for now it is only a dream...." I sang that over and over, again and again as a little girl. Ask my Sis. So repetitively that when we were seven and eight, she would yell, "Stop!! I'm soooo sick of that song, Sis!" Can't stop won't stop was my attitude. I dreamed and dreamed, sang and sang.
The dream… it was always on the beach somewhere, by the sea. The waves always crashed, the sun always set. He told me he loved me. He bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
On May 2, after a day spent at Disneyland, my Cowboy told me "I love you" at Sleeping Beauty's Castle. As the Lord would have it, "the" song came on, right over the magical, hidden speakers. The one that I sang over and over and over as a dreaming little girl. "Someday my prince will come, someday I'll find my love..." Magic.
From that time on, we both knew… the desire for “the future” shared – on our hearts, bloomed softly… over time. We processed and felt – I want you, only you – forever. This is meant to be. We talked about it, often. Throughout the warm days of summer, I would jokingly point at my left ring finger in moments of discussing the future; widening my eyes and tilting my head teasingly, without saying a word. He’d laugh. “I’m workin’ on it!” I jokingly (or not so jokingly) sent him photos of dream rings. We talked of plans – like how we want to start out living in a vintage Airstream at first, renovating it and then traveling to all the places we dream of seeing. Wild and freely pursuing adventures, dreams, and goals. We talked of children and family, home and lifestyle, expectations and convictions. We talked of wedding dress styles! Venues! Timelines! Sister often asked me: “Now what is your ideal ring? This one? That one? This cut, this size?” His sister-in-law often text me: “Okay so I know it won’t be for a while, but….don’t you just love this dress?!?!”
When a friend invited us over for dinner that week, he quickly jumped in: “Oh no! We have a plan that week.” I knew something was up. Mom and Sister heard my suspicions. “So.. Daniel keeps saying that we are going to ‘recreate our first week.’ What if he proposes? I feel like he might…!”
Hi sweet friend!! God really put you on my heart! You know ever since someone at church years ago said "there's this girl, she reminds me so much of you, you girls are kindred spirits" I have loved following you and getting to know you via social media! You are such a beautiful person inside and out, and I would LOVE to style you and your sister for your new magazine. I am coming to Laguna Beach Sept.20th and would love to set up a dreamy, beautiful fashion photoshoot with you and your sis for your magazine! I will provide everything you just need to show up and look pretty! Let me know your thought SO hoping this works out, I really think it will be perfect! XOXOX
Can't wait to hear from you!
Fashion styling and personal shopping”
What an honor to love you... and to be loved by you.
We'll just be happy, waiting and working for each other -- and dreaming.