I Want To Marry You

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I want you to catch me by surprise when you get down on one knee, holding the most beautiful ring I have ever seen because you know my taste, you know my ring size, you know exactly what I want on my finger.

I want to hear the story of how you picked out the ring and how you planned the proposal and how hard it was to keep it a secret from me.

I want to stop by my best friend’s house before I post engagement photos on Instagram, so I can see their reaction in person. So they can get excited for the big day and bombard me with questions about when and where it’s going to happen.

I want to try on wedding dresses in front of my mother. I want to make Pinterest boards to figure out how I want my hair and makeup to look. I want to take your breath away as soon as you see me wearing white.

I want to walk down the aisle without really seeing which guests showed up or hearing the music that’s playing, because all I can pay attention to is you. All I can see is you.

I want to recite the vows that took me months to get perfect. And I want to tear up as I hear you say your vows, as I realize how real the moment is, as I realize this is it. This is the beginning of forever.

I want to smush frosting against your lips and hear everyone compliment how delicious the food is, how cute the cake topper looks, how the wedding was absolutely beautiful.

I want to dance with you during the reception to a song that only we understand. I want to have photographs taken that will hang on the walls of our future home forever.

I want to spend time with the people I love the most before leaving for our honeymoon. Before we officially start the next chapter of our lives together.

I want to marry you — but not just for the cake or the presents or the party. Not for the one day that’s going to cost us thousands of dollars.

I want to marry you even if none of those things happen. Even if we decide to say our vows without any guests, without a ceremony, without a reception.

I want to marry you, because of how comfortable I feel when I’m cocooned in your arms. Because you can make me laugh without even trying. Because I want to wake up next to you every morning for the rest of my life.

I want to marry you, because you inspire me to be the best person I can be. Because you encourage me when I feel like life is hopeless. Because you remind me of my worth and give me a reason to smile every damn day.

I want to marry you, because I want to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. TC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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