My answer is yes.

Dear Carlos,

I never imagined that in the three years we’ve been together, I would need you as much as I have. I’ve always considered myself very independent and in fact, those around me thought I was too. But I know now, I could never have made it this far without you.

December 2007

Our relationship has not been perfect – we’ve argued about silly things and big things. We’ve fought through bad moods, bad days and tragedies. We’ve disagreed about money, about how to organize our house, and the correct way to season meat.

You’ve pushed while I screamed “I can’t!” You believed in me when I doubted myself. You’ve held me up when I couldn’t stand on my own. You drove when I couldn’t even open my eyes. Carlos, you have been my rock when I’ve needed it the most.

And now, three years later, I reflect on how far we’ve come. Friends have come and gone yet you’ve continued to be there. You fell in love with me, despite me being at the heaviest weight of my life. You loved me despite my flaws and imperfections.

Dear Carlos,

My answer is yes.
Yes, I want to wake up next to you every day forever.
Yes, I want to spend the rest of my life holding hands.
Yes, I want to grow old with you.
Yes, I want to experience life with you.
Yes, want to forever be yours.
Yes I will marry you!

Yes, I will be your wife.

Dear Readers: Carlos proposed to me on Thursday evening during dinner. While the proposal story will be kept close to my heart, I could not WAIT to tell share the news with you all, my friends. I say this often but please do not underestimate me when I say THANK YOU to all of you for your continued love and support. I am in awe of how much has happened since I’ve started blogging and am grateful that you all have been there to share in the roller-coaster of emotions that is my life.