Monday, October 20, 2008

4-years ago, I met this amazing man…

Well, since I seem to be running a week behind lately, I have to admit that I am adding this dedication to my sweet fiancé, Marty-san, a week late…’tis better now then never!

Out of all the long-term relationships that I have experienced in my lifetime, this courtship that I have had with one good man, Marty, has simply been the most amazing 4-years of my life.

What can I say about him that you don’t already know?

Here are a few words that I have thought off the top of my head that can help describe him: GOD-fearing, GOD-loving, honorable, honest, kind, dedicated, warm, tender, loving, caring, patient, loyal, encouraging, literal, practical, analytical, quiet, studious, remarkable, and the smartest man I know.

SONG ON MY MIND: These are exactly the types of adjectives that make my heart swell with happiness. I had been looking for him all of my life!!! Thank you, Lord, for being so good to me!

ALL MY LIFE – K-Ci and JoJo

I will never find another love
Sweeter than you... sweeter than you
And I will never find another love
More precious than you... more precious than you

Honey you are...
Close to me, you’re like my mother
Close to me, you’re like my father
Close to me, you’re like my sister
Close to me, you’re like my brother
You are the only one... my everything
And for you this song I sing

And all my life... I've prayed for someone like you
And I thank GOD... that I, that I finally found you
For all my life... I've prayed for someone like you
And I hope that you feel the same way, too
Yes, I pray that you do love me, too

I said, you're all that I'm thinking of

Said I promise to never fall in love... with a stranger
You're all I'm thinking of... I praise the Lord above
For sending me your love... I cherish every hug
I really looove you...

You're all that I ever known...
When you smile on my face... all I see is a glow
You turn my life around... you picked me up when I was down

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Garage sale...

In the past, I have sure enjoyed going to garage sales and rummaging through other people's unwanted items. I do NOT enjoy giving a garage sale. The last time I gave one was... well, 17-years ago when I was going through a divorce. It was no fun then, and it isn't any fun today.

I have been spending the last week cleaning my garage out. I didn't have a lot of items in there, but what was in there was covered with years of dirt since I rarely close my garage door (the mechanism had been broken). I purchased a power washer last week, and I could not believe how dirty the garage floor was - YUCK! It did get up a lot of greasy stains from my boy's old clunkers, but it'll get better when I power wash it again. Brandon and I sealed the driveway yesterday (Saturday) so the driveway looks great!

Today I have been cleaning out my boy's bedroom (my baby birds only took what they wanted when they flew the coup!) *looking around* *shaking head*

I think the sheer volume of items that I have collected over all these 17-years is one of the main reasons why I dislike it so much. Part of it is saying good-bye to memories associated with certain toys or books and such that I have enjoyed with the boys. The other part of it is that it's just a lot of work moving items away from the house.

The ONLY good thing about this garage sale is that it really feels like a fresh start, again, for me... but this time, it's a fresh start and a new life with my best friend!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wedding Date...

I am very happy to announce that Marty and I will be married on Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Union Primitive Baptist Church immediately after worship service. I know it's a long way for my dear family, church family and friends to go all the way to Georgia, but if you can, we would be so very happy to have you there to witness our great joy!

By the way, Marty and I are combining 2-households, so we really don't need anything! Please, please, PLEASE, don't get us anything... a much coveted gift for us would be your prayers, and of course, to see your smiling face!

With much love...

Friday, October 03, 2008

Marty and I are engaged to be married!!!

I still can hardly believe that he proposed to me... I keep pinching myself to make sure that I'm not dreaming! Marty proposed to me on Saturday, September 27, 2008! Thanks be to GOD for such a wonderful blessing... I am honored to be Marty's wife! *humbled* *thankful*

I'll keep you informed of the developments.

I'm sorry it took so long to update this blog; it's been a long time!