Within the next few weeks, I plan on documenting the details of Jeff's beautiful and perfect proposal, along with a few other entries that I have wanted to write for quite a while now (EDITED 5/20/13: Have now posted those entries and filed them back to just after when I posted the news about our engagement...just to keep everything together chronologically). Until then, I want to just post little things here and there....as they come to my mind. My heart is so full lately and I feel as if I am constantly surrounded by tender mercies and reminders of God's love for me and of His Divine blessing of our union.
A few weeks ago, I happened upon a video "purely by chance" (by now, you know I don't believe in "chance"). As I watched it, I absolutely could not control my tears. It seems like I cry so often lately....but the tears that fall feel so much different than of years past. The energy is so different and the tears are so pure and cleansing. I feel so very close to the Spirit every moment of every day and I am filled with so much love and gratitude, that it is so often overwhelming, in a beautiful way. As I sat and watched this video, my heart swelled as my mind immediately turned to my children and my sweet Jeff. What a miracle it is, knowing that my children will have Jeff in the home, a man who (like their Mama) loves them, cherishes quality time (both as a family and one-on-one), makes them laugh, makes them feel safe to share all that is on their hearts and INTENTLY LISTENS to those thoughts and feelings, disciplines with love, teaches them and helps them to grow, and (most importantly).....loves their mother.
My heart is EVER full of gratitude for this wonderful man who can see the woman I am and will teach our children "tenderness, loyalty, respect, compassion and devotion" by his example and by the way he loves me.
My cup runneth over.