5 July 2014

even after the very last light is gone


we're getting married!

here's how the boy described how it all went down in an email to a friend:

"I picked her up by surprise and took her to a plane, then we flew to Seattle, and drove and backpacked out to the furthest west spot in the contiguous US. Then as the sun was setting I told her that no matter what happens, no matter how dark it gets I will never leave her and put a ring on her finger and asked her to marry me. She said yes and we stayed up on the beach next to a fire watching the stars come out next to luminescent tide pools and the moon set.
I'm not kidding. That's all true. It was more magical than I ever could have expected."

more details to come. 

i am freaking out excited. 
"So am I."

48 comments :

  1. Congratulations! May all your dreams continue to come true!! Oh, and please keep blogging; what a fun story to follow.

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  2. So very, very happy for you!

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  3. Congratulations!!! Is this the same boy from earlier in the year? I'm glad things worked out!

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  4. Oops I didn't see the last entry! Anyway congratulations!!!!!

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  5. I'm SO happy for you both! Does this mean we get to know "the boy's" name?

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  6. This is magical and I'm so happy for your happiness.

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  7. I knew, knew, knew it. When you blogged last year that he was gone and your heart was broken, I wanted to tell you don't despair, he will be back, it happened to me too. I am so happy for you, I am looking forward to more Temple info....

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  8. Yaaaaaaa, this is fantastic news. I'm so happy for you both & am looking forward to hearing about the wedding plans etc.

    May Heavenly Father watch over you both as you plan your eternal life together forever:)

    By the way, if this was Facebook we'd all be clicking the like button.

    Please continue with your blog, it's brill.

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  9. Congratulations! Such beautiful news!

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  10. Ohmygoodness my heart is exploding with happiness for you! Soo soo happy!

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  11. Congratulations!!! I've never commented on your (or anyones) blog before, but I just feel so happy for you! And in my experience, your wedding day really IS one of the best days of your life....

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  12. Long time reader, first time commenter, CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to read about all your upcoming adventures!

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  13. Yaay Charity!! :-)

    -an anonymous reader

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  14. Charity, congrats!!! You deserve love, and a great boy, and I hope he's everything you hoped for and more (and I also hope he has a gold reason for why he left in the first place...!).

    I'm really happy for you, have fun planning the wedding!!

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  15. Charity!! :D What amazing, exciting news!! Yo don't know me, I'm a long time reader, but I'm as happy for you as if we were best friends. Enjoy every minute!!

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  16. Congratulations! Enjoy every minute!

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  17. My heart is SO happy for your happiness right now! Can't wait for more details! :)

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  18. Congratulations charity! I'm a longtime reader and so happy for you and the boy! Your entries are allways an inspiration!

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  19. How wonderful!! You don't know me but I love your blog, too. I love your attitude and your honesty and vulnerability. I think you are wonderful! :) I live in the bay area and I saw "the boy" at the creche exhibit in December and had the weird experience of seeing someone in person that I'd only ever seen online. :) Best wishes to you both!

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  20. i've followed your blog for a while and am so so happy for you! wishing you two the absolute best.

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  21. Back when you posted how your heart was broken, I paused and prayed that your heart would heal and that you would be patient and let love come to you. Prayers answered, God is Good!

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  22. I read every single entry on your blog (found you via Shawni's great site and I am not Mormon, just a lapsed Catholic who loves reading about you and your family's adventures) but I am THRILLED to hear of your tremendous news! Congrats from a fan in Atlanta GA 3

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  23. Anonymous,
    That was a lovely thing to do - the prayer was heard & answered:)

    Charity, you'll have to print these messages & put them in your wedding album.

    Please don't forget to let us know THEE date so that we can send you messages again:)

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  24. I raised my children on your parents' books and have been reading the family blogs as long as they have existed. This is the best Eyre story ever! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your boy!!406 I look forward to watching you create your family.

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  25. He broke your heart once not long ago, how can you be sure he won't do it again?

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  26. Congrats Charity! I was so sad for you when things weren't working out months ago and I just knew "the boy" would deeply regret letting go of the amazing girl you are! So happy it worked out! :)

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  27. Ieii!!! :) i'm so happy for you!!! I 'm a long time reader that is going through something similar you were going through earlier this year! You give me hope! I will love to talk to you some day, i justo feel so related to you! I wish you all the best! God bless the family you're starting together :) Steph

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  28. What wonderful news .. I am so happy for you both. Blesssings for your new life together.

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  29. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. I am big believer in love. And I love your love story. Best wish and may God richly bless you both!

    A faithful reader in IL.

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  31. Congratulations, Charity!! Wishing you a lifetime of love, health and happiness together,
    ~Cape Cod reader :)

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    1. I'm from the Cape too! I've been following for years but never knew anyone else out here was an Eyre fan.

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  32. Lisa in Seattle7 July 2014 at 13:45

    I always thought he was crazy for stepping away from the relationship the first time.
    I'm sure there was a purpose of growth for both of you.
    It is obvious that his time away from you was just has heart wrenching as your time from him. You make a beautiful couple.
    I'm so happy for you to begin your own eternal family. I know it is something you have patiently waited for.
    Congratulations!
    Can't wait to see pictures of your special day.

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  33. Oh my God! SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about what transpired!!!

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  34. It is so weird how you can be so excited and happy for someone that you don't even know, but I am ecstatic for you and your good news. What a romantic proposal story so fittng for someone "dripping with passion." I am so glad that your dreams for a romantic love and starting your own family are coming true!

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you! I have been following your walk through the heartache and pain, with much sympathy from afar (Boston) having gone through the same thing myself. You are truly and amazing woman, who I choose to model myself and my actions after. Thanks for inspiring me to continue to believe in Heavenly Father's plan for each of us. I hope to one day have the gift of marriage. Congrats again, and thanks for being such a beacon of light, love, and hope!

    -Sarah

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  36. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear all about the wedding!

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  37. Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled that it worked out for you and "the boy"! Marriage truly is the best!

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  38. Oh Charity! I am sooo thrilled for you! (And yes, I am yet another of the blog-readers that haven't met you in person. . . yet) What a beautiful turn of events!! Congratulations, and know that there are many of us out there who love you and are just so happy for this new chapter in your life!

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  39. Congrats! You deserve every happiness. I'm glad everything worked out! - Amy

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  40. So excited for you Charity!

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  41. waiting for more details! Congratulations! In the meantime, I saw this article. http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/san-francisco/sf-secrets-you-didn-t-know-existed?ref=facebook-869

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  42. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! A love that has been tested and fully reflected on is a beautiful one. Congrats to you both for choosing each other! You must be out of your mind excited for what's ahead. Can't wait to follow the next chapter! So excited for you.

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  43. Sooo excited for you! I've loved reading your blog for a while though I've never commented. I felt your ache when this relationship ended (I can relate), and I'm thrilled to see this happy ending. Personally, I hope you made him work his butt off to get you back...

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  44. I'm so crazy excited for you!! CONGRATULATIONS!! When I first read this post, I squealed with delight!! I loved reading your engagement story and it's great having such a fun spirited engagement story to share with others (and most especially enjoy yourself!). Btw, what a gorgeous ring! The best of luck and love to you both! <3

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  45. Charity, I am so happy for you!! My husband and I had a very rocky courtship and difficult break-up, but that break-up made all the difference when we finally realized that we were right for one another and married. 10 years later, 5 kids - one with brain cancer, awful postpartum depression, job changes, moves, difficult family issues, and much more, I am so grateful for all the hard work we put into our dating life and now our marriage because it's made for a rock-solid relationship. I hope it will be the same for you! Smiles!

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