Letter to Nana – When Will Engagement Ever Sink In?

Dear Nana;

I told you I’d write to you often, and here I am keeping that promise. Oh, Nana, I found a really awesome site that has tons of wedding stuff, from wedding dresses, to accessories, like ring pillows and flower girl baskets. Not to mention, they’re in my color scheme, royal blue and silver! How awesome is that! What’s the site? It’s called Etsy. http://www.etsy.com

I met up with Steven’s mom, dad and niece today, since they wanted to get me a “welcome to the family,” gift. A few minutes after I was officially engaged, his mom and dad told me they had something for me… what was it, you ask? It was a new jacket!! One problem, that particular one didn’t fit my shoulders well. So, I got to pick out one that fit today, and I absolutely love it! πŸ™‚

I’m so close, but yet so far away from becoming Steven’s wife, and his parents daughter-in-law… whoa! *Faints!* His mom already calls me her daughter-in-law, which throws me for a loop, a good loop, but still a loop.

Nana, is this really happening to me? Can someone pinch me, please? I don’t think I’m awake yet… it still seems too surreal for me. Was it that way when you got engaged, many years ago? I bet you couldn’t believe it until the wedding day actually came!

One of Steven’s nieces, Talia, already considers me her aunt. I feel rather humbled by this, truly. I never saw any of my nieces, Nana, and you unfortunately know this. Now, doesn’t it feel wonderful to say I’ll actually see them? Steven’s nieces are mine now too… boy, does that ever feel awesome, but weird all at once!

Nana, what else can I tell you now? Everything is still in the making. I’m fitting together my wedding vision, piece by small piece. You’re always in my thoughts, through it all! I thank you! πŸ™‚

Now, dearest Nana of mine, I must sleep. Going to church in the morning, then getting my hair washed, and trimmed. I also have my online radio show tomorrow as well. I will write again soon to you, I promise.

Until then, I am hoping everything you see is in your favour too! πŸ˜€

Letter to Nana – I’m Getting Married!

Dear Nana;

As you probably already know, I am engaged!!! Yes, Nana, I found someone special, just like you said I would someday, and I have. Who knew! You, and He did! It’s amazing to say, but shocking all at once.

Of course, Tara is my Maid-of-Honor, absolutely!!! Why wouldn’t she be? Even through the times where we weren’t talking, you knew we would, if not only to keep the wedding promise.

I was looking for a particular wedding dress I found on Saturday, but for some reason, I can’t find it now. Today, however, while searching for it, this other wedding dress kept popping up. That was your selection for me, wasn’t it? Plus, you obviously knew this dress comes in silver! Great, Nana, but that dress isn’t quite my style. I’m sorry! I’m grateful for your contribution though, through spirit!

The theme so far surrounds who you are, an avid scrabble player. You and Steven would try to beat each other if you played one another, I just know it! It makes me laugh every time I think about it! Hence why the invitations will be royal blue background, with silver scrabble letters, in honor of you! πŸ™‚

Nana, I seriously wish you were here through it all, physically, I mean. I think I’ll always wish that, until the very day– May 21, 2016! This chosen wedding date commemorates your birthday being on May 18th, and Steven’s grandmother passing away on May 26th. Fitting, isn’t it? We thought so!

I think throughout this process, I will be writing several letters to you, telling you how my preparations are going, even though you’ll probably already know. I still like to write them out anyway.

Oh, lastly, Nana, did you know that Steven’s mother knew me when I was small? Did Gillian ever tell you? I couldn’t believe it! Manotik and Greely are such small communities, aren’t they? Small worlds do happen!

And now, I will end this current letter to you, but will always update you, even though you probably won’t need it. I’ll do it anyway, though! πŸ™‚

Thank you, Nana!


Ow, Multiplied by, Ow = Ow Squared!

Cheers to an early morning rant blog… a blog of pain. How joyous that sounds… ugh! I’m literally not able to sleep because of two doses of pain. Where is the first, you ask? My incision for my latest shunt revision. It’s itchy, but sore at the same time. The staples have not been removed either, but they are due to be removed on Monday. This pain, however, is clearly not as bad as my chronic knee pain.

I’m currently having trouble sleeping on my left side because of this pain. Yet, my left side is the only side I can sleep on currently, due to having a fresh shunt incision, and staples still there. Currently sitting up debating whether I want to lie down again and risk more pain, or fall asleep sitting up… ugh! Really? Those are such poor choices to begin with!

Basically, ow, multiplied by ow, definitely does equal, ow squared!! Too much ow in my world today!

This pain-filled blog is complete… ugh! That is all! πŸ™

Holy Crap! I’m Engaged? Someone Pinch Me Please!!

Good morning to all my blog readers! Have I mentioned I am still in shock? Well, I most definitely am!! Why, you ask? Let me explain!! Most of you readers remember me talking about Steven being my boyfriend. Now, as of early this morning, he is now my fiancΓ©! I know, I’m still in shock too. He brought as many people as he could together for New Years, to prepose to me. Holy wow! I still can’t believe it!!!

I have been asked this morning if I suspected, or thought anything was going to happen. I may have suspected, but I denied every single inch, because as much as I wanted it to happen, I honestly wasn’t sure it ever would! So, now I’m engaged… imagine that! As much as I wanted to, I didn’t see that coming!

Steven’s family ended up giving me a winter coat as a “welcome to the family,” gift. Future in-laws? That still feels awesomely weird to point out… holy crap! Now I’m an engaged woman, and I never expected it in a million years! Never! Someone pinch me, please! As Sarina put it, “do you need someone to pinch you to make sure it’s real?” Oh, maybe this time, I do, yes!

As I am still in shock, and will probably be in shock for days! I am officially engaged!! Again, holy crap! πŸ˜€

Officially this shocked me of a blog is done!