Monday, June 30, 2008
Once upon a time a girl and a boy met. They became friends. Soon they realized that they could sense one another's feelings and thoughts. They laughed, cried, ate, talked, and played together. Sometimes (well often, actually) people would tell them that they should date and get married. Their answer was usually, "it's complicated."
After several years the boy moved far, far away. They missed each other. The boy called the girl and said, "I think we should think about getting married." The girl said, "Ok, but this is freaking me out." The boy replied, "just breathe."
They talked and talked and talked. It was fun and sometimes scary. The boy visited the girl. The girl visited the boy (all in two weeks time). They decided they could choose to make it "simple" instead of "complicated." While standing in front of the most beautiful, peaceful, Spirit-filled place on earth*, they chose to get engaged.
It was hard to be engaged while so far apart. She reminded him to "keep it simple." He reminded her to "breathe." They got married in the most beautiful, peaceful, Spirit-filled place on earth**. He remembered to keep it simple and she remembered to breathe.
And they've been living happily, ever after (with some really difficult challenges and some emotional moments when she forgot to breathe and he forgot to keep it simple but they've grown together through those times and they also have a beautiful daughter that has helped them see the simple and remember to breathe).