It's amazing the amount of things I've lived through the last couple of weeks. How much has changed in so little time. In about 6 weeks' tim, I've gotten a new job, bought a new car, found my first gray hair and proposed to my darling Mrs. Joker.
Some people might say that I've waited too long for this or that I rushed it, but if anything I'm sure of, it's that I chose the perfect day to make my girlfriend go on a ridiculous scavenger hunt that had her going from her house, to mine, to a downtown Starbucks, to a PO Box to meet me by the beach. Some people say that getting engaged is a risk and I took this to heart, risking that any of the 16 steps I gave her to follow could have been messed up. Hell it was even raining that day. But guess what? no one took the letters or clues I'd left in public places. None of us crashed our cars. No one robbed me and right before she got to the beach, the sun was allowed to make a marvelous cameo and shine brightly down upon two kids in love.
I've heard reactions from protocolary congratulations, to enthusiastic congrats, to skepticism and negativity and you know what, I welcome all of it because I think it shows how some people are and the relationship they have with you when you see how they react to you saying you're getting married. And though all of this is all fun and games, there's one thing that totally eclipses any reaction I've gotten and that's my experience with the scavenger hunt and the ellation in Mrs. Jokers eyes the moment she saw that I wasn't pulling her chain and leading her on a wild goose chase.
That single moment is mine to keep though my joy, my satisfaction and my happiness I share with anyone who reads this post. My best to all of you and who knows, I just might be writing a lot more about this in the coming weeks and months. But for now...
With much love,