The great moments of your life won’t necessarily be the things you do. They’ll also be the things that happen to you. Now, I’m not saying you can’t take action to affect the outcome of your life. You have to take action. And you will! But never forget, that on any day, you could step out the front door, and your whole life could change forever. You see the Universe has a plan kids; and that plan is always in motion. A butterfly flaps its wings, and it starts to rain. It’s a scary thought, but it’s also kind of wonderful. All these little parts of the machine constantly working… Making sure that you end up exactly where you’re supposed to be.. exactly when you’re supposed to be there. The right place. At the right time. –Ted, How I Met Your Mother
When I first had contact with Match, I was at my computer, battling with pop up ads for home everything coupons, not exactly meeting him randomly in a bar. Still, for me, I was at the right place emotionally, and it was the right time because I was finally ready for this huge life changing thing: meeting my soul mate.
The first time we talked on the phone I remember thinking to myself, “Something big is happening here.” I just had this feeling that my life was about to change completely. When we met that next day, I remember sitting down next to him like it was the most natural thing in the world. I thought, “I could sit next to this man for the rest of my life.”
Now here I am, about to be married. I don’t have the right words to express how happy I am at this moment. I can say that all the events that led up to this moment, all of the nights I spent crying home alone of yet another broken heart, they all happened for a reason. If I had met Match even three years ago, I don’t know that I would have been ready. I think I had to have those heart breaking experiences in order to fully appreciate just how wonderful Match is.
I can’t wait to walk down that aisle and know that at the end of it is him. He is the man who can complete my sentences, who knows my deepest fears and my highest hopes. I wanted to share with you my dear readers my vows to Match. We’ve written some vows together that we’ll both repeat but we also each wrote a paragraph in private that we’ll read to each other at the ceremony before the vows. Here is what I will read, or more likely sob, to Match:
When I first met you, I thought I would be so nervous when we spoke. But the minute we said hello, I felt like we’d known each other for years. All I can say is I never felt such a combination of excitement and comfort at the same time. Falling in love with you was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It felt so right from the beginning. In the past I always felt that I had to change who I was to accommodate other people. I thought that was what love was. But when I met you, I could finally be me. I found exactly what I’ve been looking for my whole life. I found my best friend. I love that you have committed yourself to a life of public service and helping people. You are such a pure and good man, and I love that you’re so completely honest. Sometimes even brutally! 🙂 I trust you with all of my heart and I am so proud to call you my husband.