Friday, October 22, 2010

We're Engaged!!!

Benito and I are engaged!!

We spent a few days on the Mendocino coast to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and while there, Benito proposed!

It was the second night at the cottage we rented... After a beautiful day spent at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, Benito and I headed back to the cottage to barbeque and relax in the hot tub. While eating dinner and watching the beautiful sun set against the ocean, Benito stands up and says "I guess this is a good time". I thought nothing of it, but when he came back to the table he was kneeling on the floor instead of sitting across from me at the table. I was very much not expecting him to propose, so my reaction was me wondering what he dropped and why is he on the floor? Then he opened the ring box and I realized what was actually happening. After a lot of "I love you"s and him asking if I would marry him, I of course said YES! We spent the rest of the night in the hot tub drinking wine we saved from last year's anniversary and talking about how Benito managed to pull off this huge surprise without me even suspecting.

I can not imagine spending my life with anyone but Benito. I am told that Benito is the lucky one, but really it's me who lucked out. I know it's not easy living with me and never knowing whether today is going to be a good or bad day in terms of my health. Benito knows my bad days and wants to be with me during all of them. He's extremely supportive and does whatever he possibly can to make my life easier. I love him more than anything (even more than chocolate, which, if you know me, is a lot!) and can not wait to be his wife!

As far as the wedding goes, we're hoping for a nice outdoor fall wedding either next fall or even the year after that. Unfortunately we have a lot of red tape to get through in terms of my health insurance before we can make things official, so we're not in a huge hurry (although I can't wait to begin our married lives together).

Here are a few pictures of our stay on the coast and the beginning of our engagement, but you can see all of our pictures on my Picasa album at:


Anonymous said...

I'm one of those people that have been reading your blog for months and months and have never had the guts? courage? to make a comment, so today here I am.

I love your writing, your strength and positivity, your truthfullness. I know there are so many like me who read your words, who click daily for an update, but perhaps have been too shy to comment.

Just wanted you to know that you have so many "strangers" out here rooting for you, laughing with you and crying with you.

A huge congratulations on your engagement, you both deserve it so much.

Hoping to hear from you again soon and in the meantime sending you some love.

Anonymous said...

i'm one of those people too who has been reading and been too shy to write. my life has been affected by someone with chronic rejection and it really inspires me to read your blog. thank you for your honesty and for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Been a while since you've updated - shoot us a few words to let us know what's up, am worried.

Anonymous said...

Is Leah okay? Does anyone know? getting worried.


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