John 8:36 - So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free.

Galatians 5:1 - We have freedom now, because Christ made us free. So stand strong. Do not change and go back into the slavery of the law.

This is my journey.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Beginning Of Happily Ever After

We met on OkCupid, and have been dating for about 7 1/2 months.

So. We'd been planning this date for a couple weeks now. He would say "it's just a date!" "It's just dinner! Not really that important", but he knew I knew anyways. So he rented a snazzy car and picked me up at about 11:30, looking like Mr. Summer (wearing khakis, a pale blue shirt and sunglasses... he never wears sunglasses!). 

We went to lunch, then he took me to the Phoenix Zoo, which was pretty awesome (and we've been talking about going for MONTHS), even though most of the cool animals were just laying around in the shade LOL... We walked around there for a couple hours, then went to see Muppets Most Wanted at the theater, which was soooo hilarious. After the movie, we went to his house to change into our fancay dinner clothes (I wore a black knee length dress with gold sequins on it, with my new sparkly heels and a super fab fake diamond necklace, and he wore some black pinstripe pants and a dark grey shirt and tie) 

And went to dinner at a suuuuuuuuuper nice steakhouse. (I'm using stock photos from google images, because we failed to take ANY pictures. Except the selfie above.)

So after dinner, he was like "I wanna walk off this food" (which we do a lot), so he drove us to this bridge that stretches out over a lake in the city. It was dark out, so the lights were all gleaming, and not too many cars were driving by. I knew it was coming soon, but I wasn't sure exactly when.

We went up to one of these little "cubbies" that have a small bench inside (that you can kind of see in this photo), and we peeked out the little windows and chatted for a few, then he checked to make sure no cars were coming across the bridge, and said "Joanna. I have a question to ask you."

I was all "Yessssss???" And he went into sort of a speech about love and fifty years and all that, then he got down on one knee and put a ring on it. 

And then after a hug and a kiss, he stepped out on the sidewalk and screamed "YEESSSSSSSS!!!!"