Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fall is arriving!!!


The fall weather is starting to come more and more! Today it was 70 degrees and breezy! I was in heaven!!! If that kind of weather is going to stick around, remains to be seen. But I sure hope so!

J and I have a fabulous day. It's been a looong time since he and I actually just went out and spent time together. We had a nice lunch at the local Italian place here, then headed toward the mall so I could place an order for his Anniversary gift! Since he never reads this, I can tell ya'll what I'm getting him.

I decided on a pocket watch from Things Remembered. Not that he'll actually use it, but I thought it would be a nice thing to have for when he gets older. I'm having it engraved with his initials on the front (JRCF....Yes, he has 2 middle names! I love it, because so do I! Actually, I have 3.) and on the back, I'm having this saying engraved that is just SO perfect for us, because it describes us EXACTLY...."Friends yesterday, lovers today, soulmates forever." When I saw that saying on a sampler, I about DIED! It was just too perfect. We started out with the intention of only being friends, then we progressed to something more, but never thought it would actually go anywhere, and now and forever, we are soulmates. Bound together forever by our love for each other. It was just so perfect, and I get choked up just thinking about our life together. a month, it will have been an entire year. 365 days since my heart learned to love again. I never dreamt it would happen so quickly. I even remember thinking to myself when I first started to think I was in love with him..."No, it can't be! We haven't even been together that long! But....I'm honestly in love with the man."

It's so funny. When I first broke up with my Ex, I spent so much time agonizing over the thought that I would never find someone again. I suppose that is why I stayed with him so long, even after my heart had completely checked out of the relationship. I was terrified he was the only one who would ever love me. I was settling. But I got brave, and without even trying, found this wonderful man. J has helped me so much. He has helped me overcome so many fears of mine. I could never even begin to show him how appreciative I am. He treats me....Like a LADY. I've never been treated like that before. I was also treated as the "bank"...Just a means to get by from paycheck to paycheck. But J treats me like I'm the most precious, rare jewel on this earth. And that is the way EVERY girl should be treated.

So I guess the moral in this mushy gushy lovey post, is, for all the women out there who are just "SETTLING"....Don't. GET BRAVE! Don't be afraid to let go. He's out there....your very own precious and rare jewel. He's just waiting to be discovered!!!


  1. Thank you for such a sweet write of our Joshua, you darling Ashley loved one. He is one heck of a grand fella, we are so proud of him ... & yes, the wonderful changes in you, too. The love of our lives, come what may, forever.
    Love you both ~ Mini

    PS He'll love the watch, I'd love to see him opening that package with a twinkle in his eyes.

  2. I'm sooooo happy you've found someone that makes you feel like this. Someone that makes you gush. You truly deserve it. Your childhood years, the years you were supposed to be hanging out with friends and doing fun things,were completely taken away from you. I get so disgusted when I think about how much you were put through. I have no doubt that it is all up, up, up from here on out. You never have to settle. Just be true to yourself and people will be tripping over themselves to be with you and love you. :) Love ya little sista!