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So I was proposed to seven years ago yesterday.  I came home early from Foster's (and interrupted Kent telling his mom his neferious plans for the afternoon).  I was hoping to crack open a beer and hopefully make it to the bed before we tore each others' clothes off.

I got a candlelit lunch instead.

It's been a long enough time now that I can say "WTF, dude!?!!?"  It's July.    In North Carolina.   Minestrone by candle light when it's 98F.  Minestrone from a package that I scammed from work because it  was out of date enhanced by chiles you grabbed from work because you thought I'd like it extra spicy...which were also slightly on the iffy side.

(It was damn near inedible.  I have never told him that)

We sat down to lunch and I bitched about my day.  He had the day off and I asked what he'd done.  He'd been doing laundry and rearranging the cabinets and watching a documentary about Meatloaf.

Next thing I know, he's on one knee and asking "Will you love me?  Will you love me forever?"

The ring came later, at Dragon*Con.  We found it at a dealer's booth, then took it to have Shepherd Book (Ron Glass) bless it for us.  We have a signed picture from the session wishing us nuptial blessings.

Nerd, nerd, nerdy nerds.

I guess why I'm rambling like this is that it dawned on me that I have lived with Kent longer than I was married the first time.  I've actually been with Kent longer than Derk.  It's like I've broken some sort of fairytale curse.

When do I get my fucking gorram tiara?  It's broken.  I am no longer the victim of the desired and denied fairytale.  I stand straight, look at you sideways, and expect my due.

Life isn't bad anymore.  It is rough and tumble.  But there are days where I feel like a shame.  I'm 43 and shouldn't be a register jockey who sleeps on a second hand couch and falls asleep watching reruns of No Reservations.

But the curse is broken.  The sad part is the fact that I seem to be the only one who can see that.

But I know and will always have this



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Jul. 6th, 2016 11:30 pm (UTC)
That's so cool and sweet that you got the ring blessed by the Shepard himself! The whole story is adorable!
Jul. 6th, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)
I love your top! Looks like a galaxy!

Jul. 6th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC)
Great story! The only opinion that matters about your life, is yours. Sounds to me, from reading your LJ, that you have a life of celebration and happiness! Be proud of that! It's rare to find. :)
Jul. 7th, 2016 01:05 am (UTC)
Aww, that's lovely. I'm glad you two found each other. :)
Jul. 7th, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary!
Jul. 7th, 2016 01:37 am (UTC)
that is a beautiful story. =)
Jul. 7th, 2016 02:04 am (UTC)
You were blessed by Book? ZOMG!

Beautiful story and great picture.

Many, many more years are to come.
Jul. 7th, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)

Time flies. That's awesome that you have a picture of the proposal. Most people don't have that!

Jul. 7th, 2016 02:33 am (UTC)
Stories like these always make me go "Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww". How lovely of you both to have found each other and give love another try. More years to come! More years to come! Lol.
Jul. 7th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2016 03:19 am (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2016 03:20 am (UTC)
Good heck, you just made me all sappy and teary while I was reading this. What a lovely story. ♥
Jul. 7th, 2016 03:38 am (UTC)
This is an awesome post. I'm glad I "met" you.

Nerds forever.
Jul. 7th, 2016 06:24 am (UTC)
Sweetie, that's awesome! You found the nerd of your heart and he found you! I can tell that's the best thing on earth because I've found my nerd too :-)

And I am so glad your fairytale got its long-due happy ending. You deserve to be happy and you two just seem to be happy together and wonderfully nerdy. *hugs*
Jul. 7th, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
What a wonderful anniversary. :)
Jul. 7th, 2016 09:10 am (UTC)
Lovely story...

And fun socks :)
Jul. 7th, 2016 09:23 am (UTC)
Happy getting Engaged Anniversary....

Yes, life gets much calmer... Sure there are trials but I think when we are older we handle them better.
Jul. 7th, 2016 09:50 am (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
such a cute photo.

i hear you, there are days i felt like a loser compared to my family but having the best job and my soulmate as partner because we were so poor for years...
things will look up more and more, and yay for a broken curse. <3
Jul. 7th, 2016 12:20 pm (UTC)
The sad part is the fact that I seem to be the only one who can see that.

But the really important part is that YOU can see that. As long as you keep that in view, others will come to see it too. So there. :)
Jul. 7th, 2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
Your nerd matches his nerd and it's kind of a beautiful thing. <3
Jul. 7th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
So, so, so happy for you.
Jul. 7th, 2016 10:55 pm (UTC)

Adorable story (and picture)! :D

Jul. 8th, 2016 04:17 am (UTC)
Awww, love the story of the ring. Adorable.
Jul. 9th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary! :-)
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