- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
You sit and think, and wonder through your teenage years…will I ever have a defining moment like those girls in the movies, when it comes to love? Will I ever meet my prince charming? Will I ever meet my JAKE RYAN!! Come on ladiesss..we all know we were in love with the jock with two first names in Sixteen Candles. We wondered…will I ever meet a man so handsome but yet so sweet?
I was just like most girls….but…for some reason…I neglected to worry about one day finding my prince charming..i was too busy growing up planning my perfect wedding…groomless of course! I could picture every detail, except…the grooms face. I guess I always figured that if marriage was for me, I could trust God enough to send me a “good one-the right one” haha. But with time passing i started wondering…WHEN?
Away to college I went, yet to even experience what it felt like to have a first real kiss, a first love interest, a first real crush, this girl was too busy with sports and academics…I was too busy planning dorm life before my senior year in highschool had even come around!! I guess Ive always been one to think ahead, and leave defining pieces out of the equation..lol.
The years flew by, with them came and went heart-ache, or so it felt like it at the moment, with every disappointment I reassured myself that God wasnt ready to send me the “right one” yet.
of course i realized that time, in contrast to the infamous song…is definately not always on your side…TIME is on it’s own schedule, and TIME and God will bring Jake Ryan along when its simply Time’s Time to Arrive.
Well ladies…end of summer 2008 brought along a man..who eventually unbeknowingest to me..became my very own, personal, all to myself JAKE RYAN. Only that he came in the form of a 6’3 Jamaican-American man..the definition of TALL, DARK & HANDSOME…and yes ladies..he is caring, affectionate, sweet, sincere, honest, and all things wonderful, just like we all imagined Jake Ryan to be or just like Jake Ryan proved to be in Sixteen Candles. This man became my friend, best friend, then boyfriend, and evetually as of December 11th, 2011, my very own FIANCE!! Clearly that was just a summary of our 3 year relationship…and as ive told you before, i tend to leave parts out of stories, like for example, the fact that we lived in different states for a whole year, and the fact that we continue living in different cities even now that he’s back in California, or like the fact that he recently joined the Navy and we’re apart AGAIN, or like that part that..the key to our relationship has always been COMMUNICATION. We became friends because of the communication we were able to build, best friends because of the trust we built through communiction, lovers because of the respect we gained for each other through our communication and future husband and wife because of the love we share for one another…all based on communication. You see…throughout the years Ive learned that you have to give TIME its TIME. I never in a million years thought my future husband would propose to me when he did, although I felt ready for it, his perception of TIME is different than mine, and I love that..because it turned out to be the PERFECT TIME!!!!
In the last three years, I had stopped asking questions to God about TIME..I had learned my lesson…I learned to stop planning ahead…I learned to simply, give Time its Time.
How’s wedding planning coming along? well my computer is full of ideas…have I actually began anything associated with planning? not really. Marcus (JAKE RYAN) is away at bootcamp for at least another week and a half, and then he’ll be gone for another two months for training, and “planning” just doesnt feel right without him. SO for now…im giving time its time. Im enjoying the idea of being engaged to the best man i could have ever been gifted by God. When you stop looking or waiting youll be surprised what comes along..such as your own personal JAKE RYAN!
So this may be a lengthy first post..but i had the time..hahaa…anddd because im ready to start enjoying being an ENGAGED WOMAN!!! my friend just got married this past weekend, and with that over i can now say it’s MY TURN!!!!
I fly out to see Jake RYAN..I mean MARCUS..in a week and a half at his Navy Graduation Ceremony in Great Lakes, Illinois. He plans on starting off as a reserve, working his way up to active duty as a Yeoman, then join the paralegal program, and then eventually go to law school through the Navy to become a JAG–lawyer in the Navy. He has already completed a bachelors degree at UCR, but he felt the Navy offered him a better route to reach his goal, and I support him 100%.
Me you ask? I’m an elementary school teacher who recently took over a 5th grade classroom, that will be going to Grad School, working, Planning a Wedding and getting married all at the same time…haah Wish me Luck!!
Check back for more posts of my unorganized thoughts & Jake Ryan of course…haha