December 12, 2008

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone!

This time of year always makes me think about the year that has passed. I must say this year has been a whirlwind for me. 2008 started off rough for me, I honestly think I reached my lowest of lows around January. I thought to myself, "Oh boy 2008 is going to be far worse than 2007, and I thought 2007 was a bad year". Future Mr and I reunited at the end of January (so almost a year ago now :-) ) and soon after things just started looking up from there, I really think he was send to me from God.
For those of you who don't know, I worked for Future Mr's family for about 4 months in 2007. I was "let go" in August and we hadn't talked or seen each other since until we ran into each other bowling (of all things) one Saturday in January. I saw him, he asked for my number, then never called, lol. I told my mom that I ran into him and she instantly said, "It's fate! You never go bowling and what are the chances of you running into him the one time you do?". So I thought about that for a month or so then I got on Myspace and looked him up. It wasn't hard to find him and so I sent him a message telling him that he had my number and needed to use it. So after a few weeks of Myspace messaging, we finally set plans to go on our first real date. Now I'm not a nervous kind of person, and while I told all my friends and family that I had no expectations, I secretly hopped it was going to go off without a hitch. It turned out to be the best first date anyone could ever ask for. We talked for hours over drinks before heading to Gameworks and playing video games for the rest of the evening. When the date ended he walked me to my car, like a gentleman, and hugged me goodbye. I remember being so relieved that he did not try to kiss me and thought that was perfect! So things pretty much picked up from there and 8 months later we are living together and engaged!
I truly believe that if two people were ever meant to be together it is Future Mr and I. He came back into my life just when I needed. I am blessed every day that I wake up to his (now bearded) face. He lights up my life like no one has before and for him I am thankful. His family has been nothing but accepting of me and I am grateful for them as well. I finally feel like I have found myself again and it's because of Future Mr that I am where I am today. I don't feel like words will ever express my love for him, I just hope that when we say "I do" he will know how much I cherish him. I will be so honored to call myself Mrs. James C. Dew and I want nothing more than to make him proud to have me as his wife.
That being said, I hope everyone can reflect on this past year and find something or someone who makes them grateful. I hope everyone finds as much happiness in a lifetime as I have found in this past year. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason and I am living proof of that. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and here's to 2009!



  1. that was soo sweet, I'm so glad you're so happy! :-D

    - Val

  2. you know how happy I am for you. I'm thankful to have you as my friend. It was my pleasure to be there while you were going through the hell and joy of 2008. much love. xoxoxoxoxoxox