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Dear Sarge, I'm Sorry I Lied.

1st March 2013

Dearest You,

A year ago today, I put on a dress, prayed to the angels and  asked you to marry me. Thank you for telling me to get up off the floor and giving me an empty box. It’s the best empty box I ever got. And this coming from a girl who collects empty boxes.

Thank you for sitting with me on the stairs. And sometimes dragging me backwards down them. Yes, I trust you. With my heart. With my coffee. With my life.

Thank you for letting me blast country music. Sometimes. Thank you for seeing me in songs and my grandmother’s face. And in your future.

Thanks for singing back to me.

Thank you for holding my hand. And gently pulling me out of darkened rooms. Thank you for staying with me in the morning. And for letting me fall asleep sideways. Most of the time.

Thank you for giving me butterflies. And pancakes. And cheesecake. And vanilla tea. And visions of what our children will look like. And for letting me name them. Maybe.

Thank you for loving me more than penguins. I know what that means. And it means the world to me. Because I love you more than you love penguins.

Thank you for playing cards with Dad and sitting in the back of my Mom’s car. And sleeping in my cousin’s basement.

Thank you for helping me surprise Aunt Nancy, and for not thinking I was crazy. At least not for doing that.

Thank you for helping me leave a pebble with Aunt Karen. She told me it was you.  Always you.

Thank you for letting me write. Sometimes about us. Sometimes in public. Thank you for letting me nickname you something no one else calls you. OK, a few things no one else calls you.

Thank you for emailing me in 2009. And for doing it again when I wrote you back. There are 250 of those emails. I know because I read backwards yesterday. Because I can.

I’m sorry I told you my friends were the non-crazy kind. I might have lied about that, you’ll realise now. Because they are. But they say that being with you is the smartest, truest thing I’ve done.

And that is the truth.

Love (online and offline),

Me xox

This is also true.

This is also true.

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  • Reply limebirdwriters 1st March 2013 at 1:49 pm

    This is lovely 🙂

    • Reply LKD 1st March 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks, Beth!

  • Reply tanya @ moms small victories 1st March 2013 at 1:55 pm

    So very sweet and what an amazing proposal! wishing you and Sarge a lifetime of happiness together, you are off to a good start!

    • Reply LKD 1st March 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks, Tanya. I can’t believe it was a year ago.

  • Reply Karin Fey 1st March 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I LOVED this. Beautiful. Xoxo I would make it the last page of your wedding program.

    • Reply LKD 1st March 2013 at 2:40 pm

      I was going to do it as a bride’s speech, but I wouldn’t be able to get through it. So it’s up here and probably in the program, when one exists. I may message you about that one! 😉 Love you. xox

  • Reply Heather 1st March 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Awww! You guys are lucky to have each other 🙂 Enjoy your present and your future!

  • Reply Love, Aunt Nancy 1st March 2013 at 5:37 pm

    You know how to make me smile, and bring a tear to my eyes. How very nice this is, I like Karin’s idea for the wedding program.!

  • Reply Tracie 2nd March 2013 at 12:55 pm

    This is beautiful!!

  • Reply misssrobin 2nd March 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Beautifully said. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Happy Sharefest.

  • Reply Andrea 2nd March 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. I feel like it should be a Hallmark Between You & Me card. Make it happen! Lol. I love it. #sitssharefest

  • Reply KG Style Designs (@kgstyleinc) 2nd March 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Happy Sharefest!
    This is just absolutely adorable. I loved every bit of this post.
    Now the Sheldon card, was hilarious. You know he really really really loves his spot.


  • Reply Madame Weebles 2nd March 2013 at 7:51 pm

    This is so beautiful, Lorna. I don’t think I’d be able to get through that as a bride’s speech either. I’d sob uncontrollably. Here’s to you and Sarge!

  • Reply mommyincolor 2nd March 2013 at 8:07 pm

    This is a cute and quirky post. I’m visiting from #SITSsharefest

  • Reply Bev 3rd March 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Such a beautiful, sweet post!

  • Reply Amanda Powers 4th March 2013 at 5:24 pm

    A very insightful post.

    New follow from the SITS girls, Saturday Share Fest.

    Amanda from @3lilapples

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  • Reply globalhousesitterX2 4th May 2017 at 9:15 am

    That was fun 🙂

  • Reply TanGental 4th May 2017 at 9:45 am

    Glad you reblogged this. Even my breakfast banana is smiling.

    • Reply josypheen 4th May 2017 at 10:27 am

      This is such a sweet post!!

      @TanGental I wish I had a smiley banana for breakfast now too!

      • Reply LKD 4th May 2017 at 10:33 am

        Thank you guys. My coffee and me are happy that you and any fruit of your choice is happy, ha!

      • Reply TanGental 4th May 2017 at 11:17 am

        Yes true they make ones day.. esp we walkers….

        • Reply LKD 4th May 2017 at 11:21 am

          Ha! Read more of my blog, dude. I drive. 😉

  • Reply Em Linthorpe 4th May 2017 at 10:48 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m now drawing in the sweet sweet nectar of lurve!! This is beautiful ❤ I’m very happy that you folks found each other ??

    • Reply LKD 4th May 2017 at 10:57 am

      I was looking for your blog just now and here you are. Snap. 🙂

      • Reply Em Linthorpe 4th May 2017 at 11:00 am

        Aw, hi! *waves* – I’m not going to post myself in the link up today as I have a lot of other stuff I *should* be doing…but I’m still going to read some of the posts that other people share. I’m really glad I read yours ❤

        • Reply LKD 4th May 2017 at 11:07 am

          I don’t mean on the link up, I meant in general, because y’know, I actually read you, too. 😉

          • Em Linthorpe 4th May 2017 at 11:13 am

            Awww, haha! Thank you! ❤

  • Reply emfletche 4th May 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Awww, I think there may be something in my eye….

    • Reply LKD 5th May 2017 at 8:31 am

      Damn onions. 😉

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