Okay, so I was totally falling asleep just now. I set my alarms and said my prayers and everything! But today was just too perfect to not write down. As I was drifting off to dreamland, I couldn't help but think about my future self, and how I'd one day look back to these fond memories and know how good life is to me. How great is God.
The moment that stuck in my head the most happened this evening. Ben and I were walking home from church together, arm in arm, in the lovely, cool fall breeze. The sun was almost done setting and we were sharing headphones and laughing all the way home. I noticed the trees after we passed the awkward intersection on 10th north. I noticed the soft blanketing of leaves on the sidewalk, and the endless colors of everything in our path. Ben was excitedly changing songs on his iPod, telling me what he likes to listen to when he needs a pick-me-up at work and which songs are best for a melancholy mood. I love how excited he gets about the little things in life! I never appreciated anything as much as he does, about everything, and I'm so grateful for him so that I can learn to open my eyes.
I felt so safe. So gosh darn lucky to have everything I've ever wanted. So in love with Logan and the season and our lives together.
So we got home and I grabbed some vegetables and spices and gravy mix and brought them over to Ben's place, where he was already starting to cook me dinner. Not just any dinner, a STEAK dinner! It was honestly the most amazing steak dinner I've ever had. I sat at the bar all cute-like while he showed off his charm and shuffled around the kitchen. Needless to say, I had to help him cook the peas properly, because of course boys are clueless when it comes to the healthy stuff. But soon after we both sat down to a feast for two and had the most wonderfully romantic, delicious dinner you could ever imagine.
After dinner, we watched some youtube and colbert and then said goodnight. Today was something right out of the movies. Not only did I have a magical evening, but I felt invincible all day long. I was talking to my bishop tonight, and I told him how strong I feel. I don't have the stress that I had growing up anymore. I've had my share of ups and downs so far, and I know that life won't stay so easy forever, but I'll always have today as a landmark for the good that's here and the great that's yet to come. I'm living my happily ever after.