Each season has iconic things that signify the changing of the season; in the spring, there are daffodils and spring flowers, and in the fall there are leaves that turn brilliant reds and yellows. In my life, a new season has begun, but instead of daffodils and changing leaves, the physical sign of this new season is a ring I now wear.
When I met Ben last year, I had no idea that a great adventure lay ahead of us. Since we met, the conversation that started over Thai food one night has continued while hiking hills, walking beaches, cooking dinners, and over many a meal. We discovered that we love to laugh and be together. In Ben, I have found an amazing man; his presence makes my life much richer. I am excited, even giddy, to be sharing the news of our engagement.
I am so very grateful for this new season – it is full of life and colors and new beginnings. It is full of dreams and possibilities and hope. It is a beautiful season indeed.