Monday, September 28, 2009

Getting Hitched


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Two weeks ago, I walked into a restaurant with my better half convinced that we were celebrating our last caloric dinner before the beginning of an intensive diet.
Needless to say, I was not expecting to walk out with a new appendage on my right ring finger.
My expectancy of my man popping the question was that when he told me that he had an important question to ask me my immediate reaction was:
“Okay, what is it that you want to buy?”
The ring he placed on the table eliminated all doubts.
There’s just something about a man asking you to spend the rest of your life with him that leaves you speechless… the “yes” gets stuck so that you choke to cough it out.
Suddenly a whole new level of motivation was added to our diet.

Upon giving the news to our loved ones, the first reaction to us having something important to share with them was:
“You’re pregnant!”
We had been so adamant about not getting married, that it didn’t go through anyone’s mind that we might change our mind about taking that step.
Even my mother reacted to the news sadly explaining that
“But you two are already together, I was expecting to be a grandma…”
Sorry guys… the bundle of joy is going to have to wait, I’m first gonna buy me a white dress!

Why didn’t we want to get married?
He’d done it before so he felt he didn’t need to relive the experience.
And me? Well, I’m fully aware that it is impossible to put under one roof all the people from all around the world that I care about and that I want to be there to share my commitment and so…
I decided I didn’t want a moment if it couldn’t be exactly as I dreamed it should be.

So what changed our minds?
My better half witnessed the euphoria surrounding another colleagues´ wedding and decided that it had been an amazing experience that he wouldn’t mind repeating. He also decided that I deserved the day all girls dream of.
I decided to accept that there would unfortunately be important elements missing… but that those that can and will be there will make it a memorable experience worth living.

I get married on the 27th of February 2010, day which I celebrate 3 years of a wonderful relationship and renew it to an undefined date.

14 comments:

Luis Sardinha said...

I truly hope that this day will be remembered until Alzheimer attacks :)

Sunshine said...

Don´t worry babe, i´ll be there to remind you in case you forget... =P

Luis said...

Congratulations!

Horus said...

É LÁ!!!!!! CASÓRIO??? Muy bien, PARABÉNS amiga!!! Felicidade e mais felicidade, é só o que me ocorre... ah... e também felicidade :)

Liilavati said...

Será concerteza um dia muito especial!
Espero poder estar presente...se não fisicamente, estarei na mesma com todo o meu coraçao a desejar-vos muitos anos de felicidade conjunta e crescimento...

Claro que também faço parte dos que estão à espera dum priminho! Toca a despachar!:D

Muitos beijinhos e bons preparativos!

Mareluar said...

Fiquei mto feliz quando soube das ultimas. Mereces isso e mto mais miga. Luis, trata bem dela, miga cuida dele!!! Qualquer coisa, ja sabem podem contar comigo.

Muitas felicidades aos noivos =)
Tdo de bom!!

Bjinhos

Marco said...

Na falta de oportunidade de, até ao momento, não ter sido possível dar-vos os parabéns pessoalmente, queria só relembrar-vos a constatação óbvia que vocês já sabem: muito antes de casar vocês já são um casal! Beijinhos e abraços!

Lord of Erewhon said...

O fim é aldrabão como um filme americano! JAJAJAJA!!! Tens que casar este mês, que é para não cometeres mais pecados, minha filha! :)=

Beijinho!
P. S. E se em vez de seres a prima do Fernando Pessoa... Não há umas memórias de África dentro dessa cabeça?

Lord of Erewhon said...

P. P. S. Apesar de tu seres uma pombinha e eu um abutre psicótico... não hei-de voltar para a minha nave eapacial sem te dar um beijinho.
Há uns dias estive a pensar nisto: tu sabes há quanto tempo nós comunicamos pela Internet? Há quase uma década! JAJAJAJAJAJA!!!
E ainda dizem que não há gajos idealistas e malucos!? Eu sou um deles.

Tudo de bom, «voz de bebé»... :)=

Vania said...

Muitos parabéns!!!! Não imaginas como fiquei feliz quando li o teu post!

Dinner and a ring? Tão lindo!!! :)

Muitas felicidades mesmo! Tu mereces... Beijinhos

Sunshine said...

Thanks everyone, Muito Obrigada! Nothing makes me happier than the goodwill and blessing of the people I care about!

Beijinhos!

Lord of Erewhon said...

O que é que te ocupa mais? O trabalho ou o amor? :)=

Sunshine said...

Ambos trazem consigo um bocado do outro... gosto de entregar-me aos dois.

Lord of Erewhon said...

;)

Beijinhos.