Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arizona Skies

Sunday I returned from a week-long trip to Arizona.  Two memories will stick in my mind.  The first, seeing the Grand Canyon, left me speechless.  Its sheer size is not captured in pictures (though capture I tried):

The second is my boyfriend of two years getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him.  This was just after we had arrived at the rim and set up a tripod with my camera:

Months ago, we'd talked about marriage.  I even tried on engagement rings.  But in the past few weeks, any time I'd mention marriage he'd say, "I like the way things are now." Little did I know, this proposal had been in the works for a while.

"Of course I will," I replied.

Prior to this relationship, I had never pictured myself getting married.  I'd been happy alone, and the prospect of spending my life single and completely independent never scared me; in fact, it excited me some.  But this excites me more.  The trajectory of my life has changed.  It now includes a partner who makes me laugh and, more importantly, laughs at my jokes :)