A New Chapter in my Life

A New Chapter in my Life

A new chapter in my life began this morning.  Many of you who are Facebook fans already know my exciting news.

The past few years have been nothing short of a roller coaster.  Despite all that has gone on, I have learned what it means to be in love with my best friend.  I don’t believe in accidents.  I believe that this person was put in my life at the most opportune time– when I was able to appreciate him completely.

Three years ago (June 8, 2009) today, I went on a coffee date at a little place called, “The Porch” in Santa Margarita, California.  In celebration of our three year anniversary, he invited me to have coffee with him today at that very same place.  We ordered coffee as usual and then he led me to the back porch area.  As I rounded the corner, I saw three things: A table with a white table cloth, a dozen red roses and a guitar.  I instantly knew what was happening but it felt completely surreal.

He sat on a stool and picked up his guitar– he proceeded to play, “Marry Me” by Train and added personal lyrics along the way.  Aside from the birth of my daughters, this was honestly the happiest moment of my life.  He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  Of course, I said, “YES!”.

I believe that the age-old saying is true, the right person will come along when you aren’t looking.  I can’t begin to describe how happy I feel today- I am at a loss for words.  To think that I will spend the rest of my life with this amazing man puts a permanent smile on my face.

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17 Responses

  1. Tina,

    This is such wonderful news! I’m so happy that you found a true gentleman that will love you the way you deserve! Enjoy the rest of your lives together and all my best to you!

    Blessings,
    Cristine

  2. Congratulations!! You deserve all the happiness and love the world holds for you.

  3. Congratulations Tina! Such happy news and another situation that gives the rest of us hope. All the best to you and your loved ones 🙂

  4. That is such wonderful news for you and for the girls. A chance for everyone to know what goodness and love really is. Congratulations and blessings to all of you.

  5. Congrats Tina!!

    Things do happen for a reason, this I am sure of. I also met a special man in the midst of my chaos. As he finished his divorce a year and a half before mine ended. We had the same judge, yet, we had never met one another, only met because my ex owed him money, and I innocently called him to inquire about a service he had done for us prior. Needless to say, he was ready to put a lean on our marital property, as the ex had not paid him in over a year, perhaps two years.

    Thank g-d I am a good cook, still attractive to many (as I am 5’5″ 110 pounds, birthed two girls, yet the ex was convinced I was fat, as he would not allow me to eat dessert without giving me dirty looks and insisting I do crunches/sit ups following), and thus, our friendship led us elsewhere.

  6. This is fabulous news! While this brings you far greater blessings than anything this blog represents, it will be a huge boon to sanity for you and your girls while you continue your journey. Those of us married to those with with x-narcs in tow have a unique role, and I wish him (and you) all the best.