Here we are, folks, counting down to the BIG day for Deek and me! If you need to catch up on what's going on, here is the rundown:
-Erin announces our BIG news!
-Deek announces our BIG news!
-Deek's Monday song
-Erin's Monday song
Mmm-kay. Now that you're all caught up, we're ready for Tuesday's song! Woot!! Bust out your dancin' shoes and prepare for some good ole 90's tunes!!
I think a good number of little girls dream about their wedding day and their future spouse. I mean, think about all the Disney princesses. From a very young age, girls are exposed to the notion of a fairy tale prince. I'm reeling myself in now...my whole thesis in college revolved around the roles of women in Disney movies.
Anyhoo, I watched all the Disney movies and read way too many romance novels as a young person. And I waited. And waited. My fairy tale prince never arrived. I kissed some frogs in hopes a knight-in-shining-armor would magically appear. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
Over time, the dream faded, replaced by cynicism. I decided my expectations exceeded the realm of possibility. I just needed to evaluate reality, accept it, and find a way to be happy within that. So I did. I gave up on the notion of a "prince" who could meet the requirements on my checklist.
My belief in true love grew dimmer with each passing day. The hopeful romantic I'd always been slipped away. I stopped reading romance novels. I picked apart the merit of all romantic movies, dismissing each part with disdain. My heart, once open and free, turned colder. I called it growing up.
And then one day, my life changed radically. I met Deek. We started out as friends, though I always respected the kind of man he was. I had never met anyone quite like him. Over time, our friendship expanded and grew deeper. The more I came to know him, the more I realized he just might be "the one." So, I put him to the test...literally. I had a list--an actual list--of things I did and did not want in my future spouse. Lo and behold, he had one too! We went down our lists one by one, and they MATCHED! I'm talking they totally and completely matched! What are the odds?
The hopeful romantic in me has returned. I believe in love again. But here's the thing, Deek is even better than a fairy tale prince. He's a real man, not some Disney fantasy. He's kind, good, honorable, loving, funny, and loyal, with a myriad of other outstanding traits. He's not perfect, no one is (I'm sure not). But he's pretty darn close. ;)
In Deek, I've found everything I ever wanted, and I could not ask for more.
So, today, my song choice is...