I sit here in the still of the evening reflecting on the past two years. Just this past year alone has been quite a roller coaster. There have been things taken from us - loved ones, and special things that we held very dear. There were times when tears just seemed like the only thing to do. But then there were also extremely wonderful things. Last summer Dexter proposed, and we have been planning our wedding that will be happening in a few months. Through our ups and downs, we have remained steady and true. It's amazing to think how far we have come in the past two years.
On April 9, two years ago my life changed forever. As I sat on the best first date of my life, somewhere in the back of my mind I remember thinking - this is a good thing. It was more than a good thing. It was happiness. Dex and I have been reminiscing about that night and what each of us remembers. I remember that we were almost late for the movie, because we were talking so much at dinner. He remembers that I couldn't quit fiddling with my straw wrapper. He opened all the doors for me. Brought me purple flowers. Told me he would really like to see me again. Here we are two years later, and I still catch myself staring at him sometimes. I think to myself, the Lord blessed me with this man. I sat around thinking I would never find a mate. Dexter is so much more than I ever dreamed I would find. He is my very best friend. We laugh together and act silly all the time. He is my confidant. I tell and trust him with things I never did or would anyone else. And he is the love of my life. I didn't know love like this really existed. I'm excited about what the rest of our lives hold and the adventures we will go on together. But most of all, I am so excited that our next anniversary, I will be celebrating as his wife! I love you Dexter Parks!