Some days I look at my blog notebook and wonder just what I will blog about. I have a few in my draft folder that are ready to be posted for some blog events that I am taking part in. Then I have a few that are bullet points and more like idea starters. Over the past couple days, my blogs have ranged from silliness to serious. Today, however, there was no doubt whatsoever about what I would write about. The news is just too good!
When I woke up this afternoon, I grabbed my phone off the bedside table and went into the living room. I glanced briefly at my phone, but without my readers on, I can’t really see much. I could make out that my Goddaughter, Marissa, had texted me. There was a picture attached, but again, I couldn’t really see it.
Sam told me that AJ was probably ready for a bottle and I began making it. Sam went to get Ella up from her nap and then she was going to lay down for a bit. I set my phone down on the arm rest next to me so I could feed the baby. After he was finished, I grabbed my phone and remembered the text.
I had no idea what Marissa could be sending me. I figured maybe a picture of her and me, or her and Ella came up in Facebook memories or something and she was sending it. I opened up the text and saw this picture (and yes, she’ll probably kill me for posting this, but that’s what proud and happy uncles do):
I must have looked at the picture for 2 to 3 minutes without anything even registering. Then I read the text that accompanied it, which moved me to very happy tears:
“Hey Uncle Keith, we wanted to let you know before we posted on social media – Connor and I got engaged on Tuesday! Love You!”
I read that three times before I could even respond! I am SO happy for them! That text message so much to me. This was such amazing news to wake up to! I am so excited for them.
After texting her back, and congratulating her, I opened my Facebook and saw the link to the photos of the event. Her fiancé, Connor, had arranged for a photographer to be there to capture the moment. The pictures are simply beautiful. You can see just how happy they both make each other!
Marissa’s mom (Aunt Margaret) called me not too long ago and cried happy tears about how thankful she is to be a part of Ella and Andrew’s life. (She will deny crying – but, she did) Today, it was my turn to call her and cry. What an amazing moment to be able to share together! She told me that the proposal was set to happen at another time and place, but life got in the way and it was unable to happen. I’m happy that it all went without a hitch this time!
Marissa and Connor – Congratulations to you both. You are a beautiful couple and you both make each other so happy. While I’ve witnessed many wonderful and amazing things in my life, this is without a doubt one of the best. I wish you both a life full of love and happiness.
All My Love, Uncle Keith