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Knowing the One You're With


There are so many things that I want to share about being married and being in a relationship. There are joy and struggles in our marriage that is specific to our career and living situation and that'll be something that I'll share another time...but today will be on a lighter and happier situation.

On my birthday Aaron surprised me with dinner with my friends but I wasn't surprised. I had a hunch that I would be hanging out with my friends. My friends then asked me if I was surprised. Though I wasn't 100% sure, I had an inkling. And I was still very grateful for him and my friends for coming out. Yeah, a part of it could be pride but I think a lot of it has to do with me knowing who Aaron is. I've been with him for 5 years now (4.5 years dating and approaching our 1 year anniversary) and I know how he works and what he thinks. Not fully of course...but I know him!

When Aaron proposed last year on January 5th, I had a hunch that he would propose on that day and it's cause I know Aaron! At that point, we've been talking about getting married for over a year and when it would be best to get married. And with my brother getting married a couple months before we got engaged, and celebrating our 4 years of dating on January 5th, and the possibility of him starting school in the end of the year, it's hard to not think about him proposing that day. We always wanted a 6 month engagement period so it also seemed logical. So yes, some of it is logic and some of it is knowing Aaron. And yes, there were a couple times when I thought he would propose but didn't. But you just know! And I'm so excited to know more because there's so much to learn.

It's great to know your best friend and I think when you start knowing someone, it becomes such a great feeling. You can speak for him when he's not there. You know what makes him tick. You know what makes him happy. And you know how he's feeling...which leads me to what I'll be sharing next. It's a blessing to know how someone feels but feeling how they feel is hard.