Worth the Wait: The End of an Era

It’s been five months since I last wrote about The Handsome Grown Up that you came to know and love this spring. If you don’t feel like reading through the whole story just yet (you will soon, if you haven’t already), we met on this very day many years ago. We flirted, we dated, I worked like hell to fuck it all up, and yet he still stuck around. When last I spoke of The Grown Up, he was driving away from my house as I drunk cried myself to sleep. Make no mistake – I was the one being an idiot. It was the drunkest I ever got in the presence of The Grown Up…and we dated for a long-ass time. He called the next night, after I panicked like a teenage girl for about 12 hours, and all was fine (except for the lost wallet from my fall at the bar).

I’m going to fast-forward a little bit though because dating life is pretty much, you know, normalcy, and I can’t imagine you wanting to sit through all the ins and outs of a relationship from yesteryear…and quite frankly, it’s time we brought this story to an end.

The Grown Up and I dated solidly for many years. We met each other’s families. We traveled a bit. We fell madly in love. He made me laugh more than anyone on the planet, and I was surprised how much time I could spend with him and not want to kill him. After that first date, I never went home, much to the chagrin of his incredibly understanding roommate. He always told me, “Home is where your cheese is” because after our first weekend together, he bought me a bag full of fancy cheese. But he was wrong. Home was where he was. He was everything.

I waited a long time for this. And now it's the End of an era

He is everything.

He is the first page of my book and the last. He captured my heart and never once dropped it. He encourages me to follow every last one of my dreams, no matter how ridiculous. He pushes me to be my better self. He IS my better half, and without him, I wouldn’t be where I am.

So when he asked me to be his bride, the only answer I had for him was, “Yes!”

When he asked me to be his bride...I said yes.

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  1. Congrats! Hurray!

  2. Congratulations! How exciting!

  3. He sounds lovely. Guys who know their cheeses are keepers. Best wishes.


  5. Congratulations Chrissy! Wishing you both many (more) years of happiness! xoxo

  6. Holy cray YAY!!!!

  7. Oh! My! Heart!!!! Huge congrats. Huge huge huge!!!

  8. I just left you a voicemail. Crying, of course.
    I’m so happy for you, love. So so happy. xoxoxo

  9. Congratulations and all my wishes that you and TGU are happily ever after forevermore. Love wins.

  10. Awwwwww! So happy for you!! Wishing you many, many more years of love and happiness.

  11. Yayayayayayayay! I just shrieked in my boring CPA conferences and scared them to death!!!!!!!!!

  12. COGRATS!!!!!!

  13. Yaaaaaay! Congratulations!

  14. Congrats!!!

  15. OH CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!! May you two continue your lives filled with LOVE and all the gifts it offers… WOOHOO!!

  16. Congratulations Chrissy! I’m so happy for you!

  17. Awwww!! One of the sweetest posts I read in a long time!! Congrats, you!!! You totally deserve all this and more!

  18. I am. sobbing..and I was there! Such a beautiful story, you’ll make a beautiful bride.

  19. BEST ENDING EVERRRR EVER EVER! *cartwheels around for sheer joy* YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!

  20. Wow! Congrats and best wishes! Perfect ending to that story!

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