May 28, 2014

the best mistake [finish this]

The best mistake I ever made … was staying up all night with friends and somehow kissing a guy on the top of a parking garage while watching the sunrise and eating donuts. I had just ended a fairly complicated relationship*** and had no business jumping into another relationship. But I jumped. And it was a lifechangingly amazing mistake that turned out to not be a mistake at all.

(***Actually, I had broken up with him daily for two weeks. He wasn't taking no for an answer. I was getting flowers delivered to my dorm room with ridiculous frequency. It was fun removing the cards and sharing the wealth with all the other girls in the dorm!)


Exactly three years later that mistake proposed
during the sunset on the top of that same parking garage.



From this mistake, I learned … perfect timing doesn't exist. God knows what He is doing and threw Casey and I together at just the right moment. Because we started dating then, Casey had the opportunity to meet my Dad who passed away just two months later. It means so much to me that they at least met. It also added a whole new dimension and depth to our relationship. Casey saw me at my worst. He supported me. He comforted me. He sat beside me. He let me cry. He loved me.

When I’m anxious, I tell myself … to breathe. Bad things happen. I can't control them. My worrying won't make a difference in the outcome. I can plan. I can prepare. But I'm not in control.

 

All I really want to do is … sleep. I'm exhausted this pregnancy. Abd the twins have been congested so aren't sleeping well. I just want sleep. Lots of sleep. Because I know I have a year(ish) of no sleep to look forward. (Remember my first pregnancy panic because being a mom is so hard!)

 

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12 comments:

  1. That's a good thing to remember when you're anxious. I'll have to try to remember that next time.

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    1. Some days knowing I'm not in control is comforting, but it have to admit that some days it adds to the anxiety!

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  2. Aw how sweet! Who took the picture? Awesome that you have that moment caught in a pic and I love that he did not give up on you!

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    1. Casey had arranged to have our closest friends and parents on the far side of the parking garage so when I finally looked up I saw all of them! One of the guys remembered to bring a camera (and then we returned the favor a few years later when he got engaged!)

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  3. Soooooo sweet of your relationship story!!!!!!!!! We can be "Mombies" together today, I'm so tired. (yawn)

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  4. What a sweet romantic story. And good luck with sleep (I really mean that). Our three year old is going through night terrors so never

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  5. aww loved your relationship story! And the picture too!

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  6. That's the only thing I regret about my engagement is not having a picture! What a great story!

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  7. Such a great story and a picture of the proposal too. Not to depress you but my almost 5 year old doesn't allow much shut eye and he is done with naps too. But you too can do this!

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  8. Girls. We're all a succer for romance!

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  9. What a wonderful story for your mistake and what you learned from it. I love that your husband was able to meet your Dad before he passed. As they say, if its meant to be it will.

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  10. So sweet that you got engaged where you had your first kiss.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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