Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hold out for Happiness

I have hesitated writing this blog. Partly because it involves some tough things for me to remember, and partly because I don't want to jinx myself. The past fourteen months have been some of the best, and all because I have found someone to share the rest of my life with.

I've been here before. Fifteen years ago I thought I had found that someone and we got married. It was hard for me to admit that things just weren't right and I wasn't happy. Neither was he. We were so stubborn that we stuck it out for eight years trying our best. But I knew there had to be more and I was ready to try and find that person. And I did.

On our fourteen month anniversary, Jim, with the help of some of my co-workers, planned a surprise dinner at Rey's Restaurant under the guise of a business meeting. I had a suspicion that something was up (I'm a little more keen to his sneakiness now) but just in case was prepared for the meeting. Of course when I showed up he was there with roses, a suit, and his "Hi, babydoll" smirk, satisfied that he had surprised me, yet again! Rather than let me suffer with anticipation through dinner, he got down on one knee and proposed. Of course my answer was "Yes!" and we enjoyed a delicious dinner and dessert. What a lucky girl I am.

One of the main reasons I wanted to write this blog was to give hope to those that are still looking for happiness. Over the past few years I've seen those around me in many different stages of relationships. I have friends that aren't happy with where they are, some that are still searching, and some that have found their happiness. Though it took me a while to find my happiness, I'm thankful I held out and I wish everyone a similar feeling. Life is too short not to!


  1. So happy for you Shannon! I'm so glad to have a friend who understood so much about what I've been through and joined me in the quest for happiness. We were at the same fork in the road wondering what was next...And now we are both so happy! So glad you are my friend sweet Shannon!Congrats to you both :)

  2. Mom and Dad couldn't be happier. You and Jim deserve each other. Both of you are 2 of the most caring and loving people I know. It's so reassuring to know that our daughter will be loved,treasured,and appreciated for the rest of her life.


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