Saturday, April 4, 2009

Life in Texas

Life in Texas is great. The weather is amazing (although I did find myself missing the snow this winter), the people are laid back, and the culture is similar to the Midwest. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely differences between Texans and Midwesterners, but they don't need to be pointed out here.

These past 9 months have taught me a lot about life. Living away from home and all that was comfortable while at Iowa State prepared me for this giant step in my life. When I moved down here, I knew nobody or anything. Heck, I hadn't even driven through Texas but maybe once or twice before. But oftentimes the lessons we learn are on the journey, not the destination. I've learned a lot about myself and others while having more time to reflect on the things I was too busy to back at school. I've learned just how valuable friends and family are and that you shouldn't take them for granted. More importantly, I learned how much I really love Marissa and that I couldn't stand living away from her any longer. You see, the journey has defined my future. I am now engaged to the most amazing girl I've ever known, and I can't wait until the moment we say those vows and commit ourselves together forever. I have no idea what that will be like, but I anxiously await the moment. There is such a great light at the end of the tunnel for those that don't compromise their standards and values in their journey of finding the one. I've found my true love and I couldn't be happier. Life in Texas is great, but life with Marissa will be the best.

1 comment:

Marissa said...

Wow, babe- These are such sweet words. You brought tears to my eyes. It is amazing to realize the purpose of you being in Texas- we've learned so much through it. Thank you for your awesomely sweet words, I'm very excited for our lives to begin as one :) it will be an amazing moment.

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