Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tiny Moment * Day 21

"What's a girl to do!"
I'll take random flowers any day of the week over overrated commercialized holiday flowers. Even though it has been just over 8 years it feels like just yesterday that Tim and I were married. I tell you looking back if I knew what I know now I would have not even hesitated. When I think of our engagement it makes me sort of a chuckle almost like a little girl ."Oh" how silly I was? As an uncertain 22 year old the thought of marriage terrified the living daylights out of me. I was convinced that "happily ever after" only existed in fairytales and no matter how much effort one put forth, marriage was destine to be a tragedy. Sad huh? Especially since I knew the day (OK the second day) I met Tim that he was someone I wanted to spend forever with. I will never forget our marriage sealing in the temple. I hesitated. Who hesitates? I guess I was waiting for my angel. No angel. But a little extra prompting from my Timmers gave me the extra courage to move forward and create our very own "happily ever after." To have a crystal ball. . .the engagement path would have sure been easier. Now I am the first one to write that this road we have traveled together has not been an easy one. Oh NO! It has not, but I would not have my life any other way. In fact, looking back on some of our challenges makes them feel so insignificant now and even wonder why we fretted over them. The bottom line is that as long as we have each other we truly have it all. Tim completes me. He knows what I am thinking before I do. He picks me up when I am down. He knows when it is a chocolate brownie day topped with peanut butter and hot fudge (Everyday!). He knows when I need a kid break or a girls night out. Most importantly he makes me whole.

9 comments:

Courtney said...

oh i like that.. that makes me feel all fuzzy! i need to love my casey more!

Doreen & Adam said...

You guys are TOO CUTE!

Kami said...

So fun to get unexpected flowers. You are a lucky girl!

My Many Coloured Days said...

Didn't he have to ask you to marry him several times?

You do seem complete, happy girl!

Jaimee said...

Oh Shauna, how seriously happy this blog entry makes me. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to read this and to know that you and Tim are so happy together! I got little chills reading this probably b/c of our history ;) but most importantly b/c I know that you guys were meant to be together and that just melts my heart. I absolutely LOVE to see that he does such thoughtful things for you and is there for you, way to go Tim! Those flowers are beautiful and I am so happy for the two of you 8 years is so long but I agree it does seem just like yesterday even for me...I can't believe it's been that long already! love you guys xoxoxo

Debbie said...

What a great tribute to Tim and to you! I remember that summer 8 years ago... Tim was sooo patient and kind to you and in the end he got the princess! Life is never easy sailing without a challenge here and there. But it's those challenges that will continually build your own "happily ever after" and fairytales... I'm so grateful for your little family and the closeness that you have and share.

Stephanie said...

What a great story the two of you have...happy 8th!

Becca said...

What beautiful flowers... you are one lucky girl and I'm pretty sure Tim's one lucky guy! :) Love the blog... so sweet! :)

Anonymous said...

AHHH....
who would have guessed that little Timmy would have turned out to be such a nice, little lovely? Who knew he would have been such a princess when you were telling him no no no during all those months????
I did. :)