27 October 2011

Birthday 3.2

Yes, I said birthday 3.2.  Last year I decided that I didn't really like the idea of being IN my 30s.  So, instead (taking the idea from someone else... can't remember who!), I decided that I would become the next, and hopefully better, version of Sabrina.  So, a day after my birthday, I introduce you to Sabrina, version 3.2!  ha!  You know you love it.

So far, Sabrina 3.2 is doing quite well.  Ben has totally and completely been spoiling me since Friday evening when we went to dinner at the Melting Pot since that's what we did the Friday before my birthday last year (and when he asked me to be his lady!).  And yesterday was wonderful.  I got to work and the night before, while I was in another building for bible study, he went into my office to leave some beautiful flowers and all kinds of candy!  I love gummy bears (minus the green ones), Twizzlers, and the occasion one or 50 Sour Patch Kids.

And if all of that wasn't enough, the surprises kept coming.  Now, please understand I'm not telling you all of this to brag on my man... well, ok... I am!  But, I'm also putting this out there to encourage you girls who are not married but would like to be.  Please please PLEASE wait for a man that not only loves the Lord, but who loves you and pursues you.  If he's not pursuing you and trying his hardest to make you happy and feel loved, then he's not the one for you.  No, he won't always make you happy, all men are human afterall... but if he loves you, then he will do everything in his power to make you happy as often as he can.  And it's worth waiting on that man.

And in Ben's efforts to do that, I was (and am) currently the happiest woman in the world.  It may have a little to do with us getting married NEXT WEEK, but his efforts yesterday will never be forgotten.  We were going downtown for dinner at Pomegranate, where we went the night we got engaged.  As we were walking down the sidewalk and came up to the restaurant's large front window, I saw my friends Robert and Lindsay sitting inside and said, "Hey!  Look who's here!"  But then it clicked... they were there for me!  As were Natalie and Jill!  Surprise!  We had a wonderful dinner and spent the time eating wonderful food and having fun conversation.

Towards the end of the meal, Ben went to get something from his car and came back with a dozen cupcakes from one of the local designer cupcake shops.  YUM!!  But the surprises weren't over... Ben and I came back to my house where he had another couple of gifts.  One was an iPhone dock with a speaker so that I can listen to Pandora, books, or iTunes from my phone!  I love it!!  And, believe it or not, he saved the best for last.

Ben's biggest wish for me next week is that I'm relaxed and able to enjoy the week and especially our wedding day.  The last thing I want to do is go into the day stressed or worried that something isn't going right or won't happen the way I'd hoped.  But, I've already made up my mind that so many of those small things don't matter!  I get to marry THE most wonderful man next week and I'm not going to let small details deter that from happening.  Well, to help with that, Ben is sending me to the spa next Thursday for a massage, a facial, and a couple other things that I can't remember!  I. am. so. excited!!!!!!!

Things will be very scattered over the next week so bear with me!  Thank you all so much for your excitement for us, your prayers, and your well wishes.  We are so excited about this next stage of life that God has planned for us.  And don't worry... there will be plenty of pictures over the next several months.  You didn't think I'd not post and/or link to them did you??

Happy Thursday evening!

1 comment:

The Schoon Scoop said...

Thank you for putting that good word out there about waiting Sabrina! I was just telling someone about you and Ben the other day. I told them that waiting was totally worth it... because I have this friend... and she was determined to wait... and now she has a man who is all she asked for, imagined, dreamed of and then some. God really does blow us away when we wait on His plan to unfold. Cant wait to see you next weekend.

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