I have been screaming around my room at the Boy like a little girl at least once a day, for the past five days.
Wanna know why?
One of my best friends got engaged this weekend and I can hardly breathe from the excitement and happiness I feel thinking about it!!!!!!!!!
J, me, and D as young 15 year olds
I first met J when I was 15 years old and had just started at a boarding school away from home. Her and another girl, D, are the nicest and most genuine girls I know. They took me under their wing and befriended me. The three of us would make up cunning plans to keep creepy men out of D's parents shop (involving hidden string at the doorway and a net, if I recall correctly), and they introduced me to Canoe polo...in which I spent the majority of time under water that season. I didn't play, but I would often watch their Soccer games on weekends too, J's dad was the coach. They have always been amazing, genuine, real friends. To this day, they are the only two friends from high school that my mum still asks about; they are true, no matter-what, life long friends. Unfortunately, that year was my crazy year and I was not the friend I should have been to them; I got myself mixed up with some bad people and got lost.
I ended up moving back home, and J moved over to Australia. But distance is nothing for a girl as amazing as she. Once I got back on track with my life, we got back in contact (not that we ever really lost it) and despite not seeing each other for years, I know that if I were to go over to Australia for a holiday, or she were to come here, it would be just like before...but probably better!!
(ummm is she not one of the most stunning girls around!!?? WOW!!)
We have both grown, but she has truly blossomed into the most beautiful, kind, loving, and wonderful woman.
If I need to talk about ANYTHING, she is always there. She always knows the perfect thing to say, and can always make me feel like things will be okay. I miss her so much; friends like her do not come everyday, and that's why when we find them, we've got to hold on tight!
I feel like I'm rambling; I know I can't do justice to such a wonderful person.
Basically, she inspires me. She makes me want to be a better person, a more faithful person, a more loving person.
When J moved to Australia, it wasn't long before she met a lovely young man called M.
I remember those first few emails from the start of their relationship; she was so excited, and I was giddy for her! He sounded amazing, and knowing J, I know she has fabulous taste.
Their relationship is rare; I have never seen a love like theirs. They have grown together, been silly together, shared in their faith together, and loved so so strongly.
Theirs is the kind of love that little girls dream of, and I feel pretty confident in saying that when little J was dreaming up her Prince Charming when she was a girl, M was it.
This past weekend, M proposed to J on the beach. Not only that, but he enlisted the help of a secret, spy photographer (his brother) to capture it all without J's knowledge. How beautiful and amazing!? These photos will be ones that M, J, and their future children will cherish forever.
(Thank you so much for letting me share your story, Twinny!! I am so lucky to be able to call you my friend! Love you!!!!!)
True love, and fairy tales really are for realz!!