Intermission: An Engagement Story

Today I will take a break from the ins and outs of canning, and share a story. An engagement story.

Grey and I were engaged this month last year. We packed our clothes, cooler, and one lonely pineapple (we decided to name Patrick), to beautiful Gold Beach, Oregon.

As we drove, we listened to the same Darius Rucker songs the entire way there…and the entire way back.

We drove along the coastline and through the redwoods. While I was exclaiming: “Look how beautiful!”… “I can’t wait to get to the beach!” every five minutes, Grey quietly had other thoughts on his mind. 

Our room had a kitchen and little dining area. The first night we cooked salmon, asparagus, and wild rice. We had grape juice in wine glasses to drink. 

After dinner we headed down to the beach, to play and watch the sunset.

Life couldn’t get better, until Grey proposed that night. 

We were sitting way up on the sandy banks near a bunch of tall light-green beach grass. The air was cold so I snuggled closer as we watched to sunset.

In a moment, Grey pulled away, and was on his knees in front of me…it wasn’t so cold outside anymore.

He asked: “will you marry me?” I instantly replied: “really!?”…just to make sure he wasn’t kidding me.

When he said “yes” I also said “yes, of course.”

The next day we spent more time on the beach, just basking in the fact that “we’re engaged…we’re getting married…guess what? We’re engaged!!”

It’s already been over a year since this day. I wanted to share this story to meditate on this truth: Life goes by so fast! Not to sound cliché, but seriously enjoy every moment.. and every person in your life.

What’s the point of being mad, depressed, sad, etc., when there are so many things to be happy about?

Trust that whatever you are going through now is nothing… compared to the good that God has in store for your life.

When life cannot seem any worse…it will get better. When life cannot seem any better… it will also get better. Appreciate the little things.

Love. Love. Love. Always.

Thanks for listening to my sappy thoughts.

Hope your day is wonderfully long. 


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