I believe that all things brought to one's life, to give it profound meaning, is all done divinely by accident. The places we choose to visit, the decisions we make and the people we encounter; are all moments intricately placed within our lives on purpose. Everything is done, at the exact moment it is done, for a reason. You are meant to go there, to do something and to have particular individuals cross your path. This theory made itself known in my life (yet again) just last week.
On May 5, 2012, two individuals indirectly entered my life, to remind me of something I had forgotten for some time. Through their own experience, they gave me back something profound. The amazing part of it all is that they have no idea how one special moment in their lives rekindled something that was lost in mine for so long. So today, I would like to dedicate this blog to them.
May 5, 2012, was a day like any other for most of us. Yet, for Christopher Di Tomaso, today was special. It was a day that he had been planning for some time. This was the day that he would ask his beloved lady, Allison Gillies, to be his wife.
As family and friends waited in anticipation, for the day's events to unfold, Allison had no idea what magical journey lay ahead.
That evening, Allison got ready for a night out with some friends, to watch a movie. Ironically, they had made plans to watch "The 5 Year Engagement", which was showing at "The 5 Drive In" where 5 years ago the happy couple had their very first date. Coincidence? Well, that may have been what Allison would have said, prior to this evening. However, there was nothing coincidental about any of this day's events. It was all carefully orchestrated by one man, the love of her life-Christopher.
Here is how it all unfolded:
The first time I saw this, it sent shivers down my spine. It truly is the most beautiful profession of love that I have ever seen in my life. I felt butterflies for the first time in ages. In my own life, countless heartbreak has made me forget about loving anyone. Only I hadn't realized it until this moment. I've been walking around aimlessly, just living my "day to day life" without love. At some point, I had denounced the existence of love within my life. I had lost all faith that real love was out there. I had convinced myself that love was only for the lucky and the strong - and I am neither of those things any longer. I have forgotten about even wanting to love anyone. How sad is that? What's worse is that i know that I am not alone in this reasoning that I have made about love. So, I felt that it was my duty to share this with the world, in hopes that it will "awaken" the spirit of love within us all.
Chris and Allison, thank you so much for lifting the heavy/dark weight that had made a home upon my heart for far too long. It was this beautiful depiction of your love for one another, that made me believe in love again. Not just any kind of love either. But real/crazy/amazing kind of love. Complete love, where the experience makes you truly alive. Where every sense is heightened and every emotion magnified. You have changed my life and I wanted you both to know that. Watching the two of you has rekindled what I have always both believed and known: That love is possible. I knew that once and now I know it again because of you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
In honor of that love, I have written a little something for you both.
"We have come here today in celebration of your promise to one another. A promise that you have pledged within your hearts. One of admiration, respect and love. A vow that one day soon shall be witnessed by God above. A love that in times, may be tried and tested will never be broken, because your love will always be evident and seen. Even when words are left unspoken. For God has blessed you both with a keeper for your heart. One that will love, honor and always know your worth, even when apart. Where once two hearts, two souls and two journeys dwelled apart, are now infinitely bound by a ring. Symbolizing no beginning and no end for the love that lives within your hearts. "
Congratulations to you both! May you always have more love, more passion, more laughter and more happiness together than you could ever know what to do with.
~ Always ~