Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"I am, I am, I am the luckiest"

I know I don't often wax sentimental on my blogy blog, but today, I want to write a wee bit about why I am the luckiest girl in all the world. Seriously, to all the rest of you, sorry. I win.

I am convinced that we are placed in certain situations in our lives so that we can have certain experiences and interact with certain people. I just had no idea how much better that could work out, then I ever could have planned. You see, soon (in 16 days to be exact) I will be getting married. My whole life (actually, for eternity so far) I've been thinking about the person I would marry and what marriage would be like, praying to be worthy of it, and praying for the guy I would someday marry. I have met many a man who I thought was "perfect" in every way. Sure, maybe they weren't 100% punctual or didn't have nice teeth but, hey, I could live with that. When I met Barney, I didn't see that "perfectness" that I thought I had seen with some others. It was easy for me to find his faults and think of all the reasons why it really couldn't work out. That's the first reason why I'm so lucky: Barney is extremely patient with me.

So, we continued dating and courting and then we got engaged. When I finally decided that not only could I, but I wanted to live with him forever, it was for so many reasons that I had never seen before. Now, only a few weeks before the wedding, I realize that Barney is perfect. He's perfect for me. There are hundreds of things that I never realized that I liked or needed or wanted, that he has and does.
That's the second reason: I'm going to marry Mr. Perfect.

Just one story to illustrate how great he is:
This morning, I woke up late (one of my least favorite feelings) and was running around like a banshee, trying to get to work on time. I had told Barney that I was going to do an errand that needed to be done today for our new apartment, but I didn't have time. I called him up, and he said he would take his lunch break, to make up for my sleeping in. What a great guy.

I love you Barney.


Jen said...

You guys make such an awesome couple!

Molly said...

I may have to dispute this post (since I'm really the luckiest, in fact), but I'm glad you feel that way.

P.S. Go Ben Folds!

Barney Lund said...

No, no, Molly, she's got a point (in a shoulder-angel's voice). :)

saracoral said...

That's a great picture of you two...Who did such a wonderful editing job? I'm so happy for you. It's great you feel that way, however, after living with you for 2 years, I do have to say that I believe he is the luckiest. You are both MFEO (by the way, that's from Sleepless in Seattle = "Made For Each Other") Congrats and I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

*Disclaimer: Barney really doesn't have any faults. I was just digging for excuses

Net said...

sorry Barney-shoulder-angel, I don't see any one-handed handstand/pushups going on. but I echo Molly's sentiment - glad you feel that way, Mary!

Suzie said...

That picture is so stinkin' cute! I'm so glad you're getting married! I mean, really--I might never have gotten the chance to man a cotton-candy machine otherwise. :)