3 years ago today I made the best decision I had ever, and will ever, make. 3 years ago I got the surprise of a lifetime. 3 years ago my then boyfriend asked me a very big, important question, one that even though I thought he was kidding at the time, I didn't have to think about my answer. Saying yes when that handsome man in the above picture asked me to be his wife was the best, easiest, most important decision of my life. A decision I've never questioned. A decision that brings me the utmost happiness, joy, gratitude, and unconditional love every day of my life. A decision that changed my life...for the BETTER. A decision that has changed us both for the good. A decision that changed my life forever.
Let's take a step back. July of 2011. I had been working a ton of long hours at work. I was miserable. I was tired. I was cranky. Matt was in grad school and working full time. He had just gotten into a car accident. And we knew in 6 months he'd be student teaching full time - while only working a few hours a week to earn some money for bills. We'd been talking about getting engaged (well mostly me) for quite a while. But with all we had going on I knew it wasn't in our near future...or so I thought.
At the time we were living together, and I walked into our apartment on that Friday evening after a long day, and a long week. To my surprise I walked in to Michael Bublé playing...candles light everywhere...and Matt fixing me a delicious dinner. I honestly thought NOTHING of this. Call me spoiled. But Matt often did super, sweet things like this, especially when he knew I was super stressed. I immediately had a glass of my favorite wine in my hand and he told me to just sit and relax while he finished cooking dinner. I was happy to oblige and therefore, did just that - I enjoyed some conversation with him and just taking a breather. Finally, dinner was ready and we enjoyed a delicious meal. It was seriously OUT OF THIS WORLD good!! As we were finishing up dinner (and a couple glasses of wine later!), I said something along the lines of thanking him for being so wonderful and supportive while I had been such a total b!tch the last few weeks and how lucky I was to have him in my life. He proceeded to tell me how lucky he was...how much he loved me...how wonderful I was...you know, all that sap. He got up from his chair to give me what I thought was a hug....but instead I found him down on one knee next to me...with a little box in his hand...displaying a shiny diamond ring...asking me if I'd marry him. The first words out of my mouth were "Are you serious?" and "Are you kidding me right now?" I kept sitting down...getting up...sitting down...getting up. When I finally realized he was serious I couldn't say YES fast enough!!!!!!! And the rest is history...
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!