An Engagement to Remember

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… I was staring at a blank page while thinking how to write the perfect article on how I got engaged this past weekend. My mind kept wandering back to when I was first injured in 2010 laying in my ICU bed with tubes coming out of every orifice of my body, a neck brace immobilizing my head, and copious amounts of morphine coursing through my veins.

I distinctly remember several people huddled around me, thinking I was mostly unconscious, commenting on how devastated they felt that I would no longer be able to live a full life and likely not get married or find love. I know it was not meant to be hurtful as they were just intensely concerned for how my life would turn out, but I recall thinking at that exact moment the romantic part of my life was finished …

… The point of complete comfort, love, intimacy, and trust came for me when he saw everything I physically had to deal with on a daily basis. I always joke, but up until I met my fiancé I would never go out in public or let a man see me without mascara and eyeliner on … Seriously! One day I decided to not wear any makeup and he told me how utterly beautiful I looked, and that he actually preferred me without makeup. It was at that moment I knew I had a keeper; okay maybe there are a few other things that made me know he was a keeper, but that was definitely a big one for me …

Read the rest on Push Living Magazine: https://pushliving.com/an-engagement-to-remember/

 

 

 

2 comments on “An Engagement to Remember

  1. Alexis says:

    This is fantastic! I am a quadriplegic and I was engaged before my injury. My fiancé became physically and mentally abusive and kept telling me no one else would ever want me because of my disability. For the longest time I believed him and felt trapped in a nightmare of a relationship. I finally was able to let him go and then a few months later found the most amazing man I have ever met. My disability does not bother him one bit and a few months after we met we found out we were going to be parents. We have an 11 week old baby boy and we are the happiest couple!!! I would love for you to follow me!

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