Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Future Companion




I was sure that Leighton is the one for me in the end of March when we had a "discussion" about our relationship. It was a crucial moment in my life and I made my decision to wait for him to find out for himself that I am the one for him :) Our relationship is a strange one. We know each other for 3 years plus now. And he was the first guy that I was in love with when I was at BYU-Hawaii. Then, when he had to go serve a mission, I decided I needed to move on too (after he disappeared and not respond to my emails for months). However, we kept in touch (mostly, he wrote me) while he was on his mission in Singapore. I never thought that I would see him again, but I think that fate brought us together after he returned from his mission. My life has a 360 degree change when he got back to BYUH this January. He was and still is a positive influence in my life and I love him very much. He taught me to be honest with my feelings and smile every day.
When he proposed, I did not have to think twice to say yes because I have been waiting for this moment for as long as I can remember. I am happy and content with my decision. I have no doubt about my love for him and his love for me. Our love story is beautiful and full of drama. I can honestly say that I live in a fairytale when he proposed to me at Disneyland, the most fantastic place on earth.
I was watching the ENews about all the gossips and glamorous life of the celebrities. Some part of me really long for a glamorous life too, not necessarily the life in front of the cameras and being chased by paparazzi, but a life with a career and wearing posh clothing and going to meetings and interviews and have my name being printed on the newspaper. I guess when I say yes to Leighton, I say goodbye to all those glamorous life I long for. But I also say hello to a much better future—a happy wife who waits for her husband at the front door when he gets back from work and a mother who runs around chasing kids in diapers. To a lot of people, a glamorous career is worth their life. But for me, my life will never be completed without a family which I can freely and willingly dedicate my youth and life to. I cannot wait for the day to come when I can look Leighton in the eye across the altar in the sealing room and see my happiness. It truly is a blessing that I was introduced the church and went to BYUH. It truly shows that the Lord is looking after me with much care.

5 comments:

Brittney & Lu said...

I am a random internet viewer, an LDS mom of 2 from Utah...but it is great to see pictures of the temple and your gratitude to our Heavenly Father for your blessings. Congrats on your engagement, and best of luck to both of you!

Sally said...

祝你地幸福快樂到永遠!!!

Doreen Lee said...

I took those pictures. Congrats! LOL

Melanie Tai said...

Sharon, this is a very nice blog you have. And this article, is truly inspirational. So proud of you girl. I am sure with this attitude, you will have a great marriage no matter what challenges you face. Keep it up.

Zane said...

Sharon, I am truly happy for you. It is every parent's dream for their son or daughter to meet a wonderful person to share their life with. I think Leighton is very blessed that you have chosen him to be that person. I am very proud to be his father, and hope to meet you in person someday. I am very proud of the man that he has become, and know that you must be equally an awesome person. I am thrilled that you are planning to be married in the temple.