They are over the moon, ecstatic and glowing. They have extraordinary rings, wedding plans, and most importantly, wonderful young men who they love.
As I sat quietly with my husband tonight after discussing the day's events and the plans for tomorrow, my heart prayed for these two girls. I hope they have engaged a friendship, a partnership, a life-long relationship, a trust, and a passion.
I hope they have engaged a friendship that sparks as much comfort in silence as it does in laughter. I hope that they become partners in bliss and in distress. I hope that they find the way to build the kind of trust that can foster dreams and soothe heartache.
I loved being Joey's girl and wearing his ring, but I had no idea how much our early laughter and friendship would sustain us.
Long after the white dress and the reception, these are the moments that will create the ties that bind. I am so thankful Joey engaged to love me. It isn't an easy task - but he does it so well.