Maybe it's because I just watched the most recent episode of How I Met Your Mother, and it may have resulted in me crying so hard over kroger brand ice cream....

But I intended to write this post anyways.

I'd like to discuss the concept of "meant to be", or "destiny" or just the notion that the way things turn out are the way things are supposed to be, and were supposed to be all along.

I looked back on the events that happened years ago. Events like....

Meeting my two best friends. Two girls who would carry me through the crap of high school, stand next to me when I built a life up, and stand next to me when that life fell down around me. Girls who stood next to me on one of the most important days to date, the day Joe proposed.

A culmination of events that caused me to not get too serious with anyone my first few years in college. There were a few guys here and there I was tempted to get involved with, but I waited, even if I didn't know what I was waiting for at the time.

Events like being born to a family who made my overall happiness a great concern of theirs, and through bleak events kept me looking forward. Being born to a dad who would even consider setting up his daughter with a guy at work.

Events like Joseph choosing to go to The School Down South (BYU...). And the decisions in school he made along the way that got him there.

Events like the career he chose. And the jobs he took. Particularly the job at ATK over this summer.

What if he did that internship a year earlier?

What if he didn't do it at all?

What if he went to school in Colorado?

What if.

But the thing is, none of that happened. Little tiny things along the way led us to where we are now. Things like me hunting him down on facebook and sending that first message. Things like him having the courage to call me. And liking me enough to take me on another date.

It's strange to think of where we'd be if none of that had happened. It's scary to look back and think that maybe if just one of those things changed... we wouldn't have each other now? But none of those things changed.

It prompts me to think that we have a very mindful God. Who provides us with opportunities and knows us well enough to know that we'll take those opportunities. Even if they're completely out of our norm.

I'm thankful for that. Because even though thing could have gone wrong and ruined everything, I can't imagine life any other way.

I'm quite fond of you, Joseph B├ęcar.

1 comment:

Britt Hanson said...

This made me tear up. For reals. Because I have had the same thought process many times. Life without Kyle? Impossible. But it could have happened... and I'm so glad it didn't.